Thanks for the input gentlemen,

Interesting to that the question was posted by G(rant) and then answered by 
G(ary), G(arrett) and G(iorgos)! (what are the odds!).

Anywho, I am busily converting the script to perl as per the suggestions. I use 
tcsh rarely, had I of known the quirks I woul shave done it in perl from the 

As for Garrett's case method, it didnt work. Created a "case: Too many 
arguments." error. Perhaps because it itself is nested in a 'foreach' statement.

Thanks again guys,

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Gary Kline 
  To: Garrett Cooper 
  Cc: Giorgos Keramidas ; Grant Peel ; 
  Sent: Sunday, September 09, 2007 4:19 AM
  Subject: Re: csh if..then delhema.

  On Sat, Sep 08, 2007 at 08:26:47PM -0700, Garrett Cooper wrote:
  > Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
  > >On 2007-09-08 20:00, Grant Peel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
  > > 
  > tcsh can burn in hell for all I care. It's a horrible shell IMNHO 
  > (in my not-so humble opinion). Now if I could only convince the rest of 
  > the EE community to agree, that'd be nice. Trolls welcome :).

  You are right on the money from my experience, Garrett. BillJoy
  got most things right, but the csh is a dead loser. (I was
  forced to xlate my /bin/sh code into csh for years! Foo! 
  Steve Borne wins this one.


  > -Garrett
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