SCO Unix, Xenix and ODT General FAQ

This article is from a FAQ concerning SCO operating systems. While some of the information may be applicable to any OS, or any Unix or Linux OS, it may be specific to SCO Xenix, Open Desktop or Openserver.

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Can I replace csh with tcsh on SCO Unix?

This is an ancient post with no relevance to modern systems.

Yes. SCO's csh is both ancient and broken, so many people don't use it. Note that for many systems there's a specific warning in your manual that you should not use csh as root's shell.

Consider replacing it with tcsh, available from a number of places including Skunkware (ftp://stage.caldera.com/skunkware/). There are no known problems in simply replacing /bin/csh with tcsh, with the possible exception SCOAdmin Software complaining about an incorrect checksum when verifying your software.

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