How to write tcsh that does the same stuff as batch file?

I have the following batch file that I call from a Java code. The following batch file (mtCheckGui.bat) is for the Windows OS:

mtCheckGui.bat
ECHO %1
cd %1
ECHO %*
mt.bat -using A @perl //some/path/in/here/mtcheck -gui -createXML -quiet %*

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I would like to write a shell script in tcsh to do do same stuff that I do in the file batch do that I will be able to call it from the same code in a Unix OS.

So, how can I write this batch file commands in a tcsh?

Thanks,
TolgarAsked:
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bill1965Commented:
The syntax would be fairly similar.  tcsh is a little different from bash/sh shells and here is how you would do it in bash/sh

# contents of sample.sh
echo $1
cd $1

# shows the current directory
pwd

# displays all arguments passed to the sh program
echo $*

# .bat files are not run directly they are interpreted and run
# by the command processor in Windows which will be cmd.exe
cmd.exe /c "mt.bat  ...rest of command from your post..."

# EOF sample.sh

You will need to make sure that the shell script is executable.  In unix you would issue the command:

chmod +x sample.sh

Good luck.
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TolgarAuthor Commented:
Can you please show me how to do it in tcsh?
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arnoldCommented:
#!/usr/bin/tcsh

echo $1
cd "$1"

What arguments do you pass to your batch script?

Bill1965 took the time to answer your question and provide you an explanation of their use/meaning.
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TolgarAuthor Commented:
@arnold: The first argument that I pass is a directory. The others are:

- file with its full path
- and some arguments such as
    -gkl something1 -gkl something2


Eventually, I want the tcsh to cd to the first argument and then run this command with the rest of the arguments:

mt.bat -using A @perl \some\path\in\here\mtcheck -gui -createXML -quiet %*

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As an example, this command could be something like:

mt.bat -using A @perl \some\path\in\here\mtcheck -gui -createXML -quiet -f some\file\with\its\path.c -gkl something1 -gkl something2 -gkl something3

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arnoldCommented:
If memory serves me right, $# will return the number of elements.

A for loop from 2 to $# to build the list


Got to think thinks through.
Any particular reason to use tcsh rather than sh?
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TolgarAuthor Commented:
The default shell is tcsh in the company. And the environments are set correctly for tcsh but it is not guaranteed for bash/sh. Therefore, I am worried that mt.bat will not on tcsh path and the code will not work. That's why want to use tcsh.
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TolgarAuthor Commented:
On the other hand, I think the solution proposed  by bill1965 is not right.

Because after I use the first argument to cd to the directory. I want to get rid of it and I want to use the rest of the arguments in the last command.
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arnoldCommented:
Using the argument does not shift it out.
I.e.
Your arguments are
Directory file1 file2 file3
$1 directory
$2 file1
$3 file2
$4 file3

$* will return all no matter whether you referenced one or more earlier.

You can try shift $* after cd $1

echo $1
cd $1
shift $*
echo $*
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arnoldCommented:
On the shell what environment are you looking for?  What does mt.bat supposed to be.

Using explicit paths, it should function no matter the shell environment.
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TolgarAuthor Commented:
hmmm. You are right. I can just use bash/sh.


You the code will be like this?
echo $1
cd $1

# shows the current directory
pwd

# displays all arguments passed to the sh program
echo $*

shift $*

#displays all arguments except the first one passed to the sh program
echo $*

# .bat files are not run directly they are interpreted and run 
# by the command processor in Windows which will be cmd.exe
mt.bat -using A @perl //some/path/in/here/mtcheck -gui -createXML -quiet $*

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Is that right?
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arnoldCommented:
mt.bat is not something a unix/Linux command can run.

script.sh

#!/bin/sh

echo $1
cd $1
shift $*

comman_you_want_need $*



You run the command  
./script.sh directory parameter1 parameter2 parameter3
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