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The Korn Shell User and Programming Manual

The Korn Shell User and Programming Manual

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CDPATH

search path for cd when not given a
full pathname (no default)

COLUMNS

window width for in-line edit mode
and select command lists (default 80)

EDITOR

pathname of the editor for in-line
editing (default /bin/ed)

ENV

pathname of the environment file (no
default)

HISTFILE

pathname of the history file (default
$HOME/.sh_history)

HISTSIZE

number of commands to save in the
command history file (default 128)

HOME

home directory

IFS

internal field separator (default space,
tab, newline)

LANG

locale

MAIL

name of mail file

MAILCHECK

specifies how often to check for mail
(default 600 seconds)

MAILPATH

search path for mail files (no default)

PATH

search path for commands (default
/bin:/usr/bin:)

PS1

primary prompt string (default $, #)

PS2

secondary prompt string (default >)

PS3

select command prompt (default #?)

PS4

debug prompt string (default +)

SHELL

pathname of the shell

TERM

specifies your terminal type (no
default)

TMOUT

Korn shell timeout variable (default 0)

VISUAL

pathname of the editor for in-line
editing

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Korn Shell User and Programming Manual

in-line command editor, and more.

Table 7.2 lists some of the Korn shell options, along with the default
values (these may differ on your system). All of the options are listed
in Appendix E.

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