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CS 330 Lecture 1 – Shello

January 23, 2013 by . Filed under cs330, lectures, spring 2013.


Who are you?

  1. Name?
  2. Where from?
  3. Last unassigned book you read?
  4. If not computers, what?

Setting your shell

I’m not certain what your shell program is. Probably it’s bash or tcsh. bash is prolific, making web searches fruitful when you need help. Let’s not speak of tcsh. My personal favorite shell is zsh. Sadly, I cannot change my shell permanently on our university machines. Instead, I hijack my bash startup files and run zsh instead. To get zsh up and running, I added these lines to my $HOME/.bash_profile:

[ -f /bin/zsh ] && exec /bin/zsh -l
[ -f /usr/bin/zsh ] && exec /usr/bin/zsh -l




Don’t you double-click
That program will shackle you
Be in command(-line)