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This book's title verb "Using.." is misleading to say the least.
If you're also having trouble figuring out how to do things like getting your terminal to backspace correctly, you may find it helpful to read Chapter 5.
So it boils down to this: this is an excellent book for learning how to make the most of the interactive environment of csh and tcsh.
I do not understand the bad reviews either.
With that said, as a long time sh users around the time the book was publshed someone changed my shell to csh on the server I... Read more
An absolute novice might find this book useful...but the book is thin and skips a myriad of essential info for the power user. Not one of the better 'nutshell' books.Published on February 26, 2011 by D Anderton
Csh and tcsh are no good for shell scripting, but they're great for an interactive shell. With bash, the reverse is true. Read morePublished on June 30, 2010 by A. P. Chamberlain
This book is for learning how to use the tcsh and csh shells from the command line, not for scripting. If you want scripting look elsewhere. Read morePublished on May 18, 2008 by calvinnme
A book for the basic UNIX user. Does NOT include anything about writing scripts for this shell! Worthless! Don't waste your money. Read morePublished on October 20, 2006 by Joe
What the heck ? This book omits MOST of the commands of csh/tcsh.
I later realized that I could have found this from the other
reviews, but I fundamentally... Read more
I've been a csh and tcsh user for many years now, using tcsh on a daily basis. This book taught me even more about my familiar shell. Read morePublished on August 21, 2000 by Jon Parise
Is it just me, or shouldn't a work which purports to teach how to use a shell which includes such conditional statements as "if", "else" and "then"... Read morePublished on September 23, 1999