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21.3. tcsh in Detail

The default user shell on Mac OS X systems is tcsh. If you want to use bash, or zsh, you first need to change your default. Each user's shell preference is kept in the NetInfo database. Unlike other Unix systems, you cannot set the user's default shell when creating a new user account using the Accounts preferences panel (see Chapter 5). If the user account already exists, you can change the default shell using NetInfo Manager, or the chsh command (see Chapter 25) in the Terminal.

21.3.1. Syntax

This section describes the many symbols peculiar to tcsh. The topics are arranged as follows:


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