korn shell startup

Posted on 2000-02-24
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my new account is on a solaris system with ksh when i login, how to set it that it can start with csh, because i am familiar with that and have many written scripts. can i do it with user level? in my old account which is on OSF machine i can set my own startup settings in .cshrc and .cshrc.mine files, how to do this in ksh here? and what command is to change the email editor, not the general editor, in ksh? there aren't many system files starting with '.' in personal account in solaris.
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1.  First try running 'chsh' to switch yourself to csh.  It may not work depending on how locked down the security on the box is, however.
2.  If this doesn't work, you could also setup a .profile file to do something like
    export SHELL=/usr/bin/csh
    exec /usr/bin/csh
3.  The editor for sending mail depends on what mailer you're using.  Mailx/Mail looks at the EDITOR line in ~/.mailrc (set EDITOR=/usr/bin/vi).  dtmail (the mailer in CDE) has its own built-in editor, as does the mail reader in Netscape Communicator.
4.  See the man pages for ksh and your mailer.

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none of your suggestions works. except the .profile idea, then the shell does't know most mail commands, like scan, inc,
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scan and inc are not commands built into the shell.  They're part of the MH mail system.  I don't think MH is bundled with Solaris (or any other commercial Unix, for that matter), so you'll have hunt down a distribution for it if you want to keep using it.

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