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Re: Problems using tcsh as default shell

----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Nilsson (ERV)" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 07:02
Subject: Problems using tcsh as default shell

> I have a problem with tcsh when using it as the default shell for cygwin.
I have replaced the bash command line in cygwin.bat with tcsh -l and now my
cygwin.bat have the following content:
>  @echo off
>  C:
>  cd \cygwin\bin
>  tcsh -l
> tcsh does not seem to have any problem reading my startup scripts (like
.tcshrc asf) but it always complains with the following message:
>  /cygdrive/c/j2sdk1.4.0/bin/sed: No children.
> Sometimes "j2sdk1.4.0/bin" is replaced by some other path name. I guess
there is some kind of problem with my path variable when tcsh is trying to
parse it (using sed??). Does anyone have a solution on how to avoid this
> This problem does not arise when invoking tcsh from bash (and using bash
as default shell).
> cygwin is installed on a WIN2K machine.

It looks like you have something earlier in $path that contains files with
the same names as the utilities provided by Cygwin; probably
c:\j2sdk1.4.0\bin\sed.exe in this example.  /etc/csh.cshrc runs before
/etc/csh.login has a chance to fix $path to put Cygwin's bin directories at
the front of the path, so your Win2K path is still in effect.

Running 'type -a sed' (or similar for other tools) in bash may be
enlightening.  The output from 'cygcheck -s' may also help you figure out
what's happening.
Mac :})
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