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an implementation of the AT&T Plan 9 shell

rc is a command interpreter and programming language similar to sh(1). It is based on the AT&T Plan 9 shell of the same name. The shell offers a C-like syntax (much more so than the C shell), and a powerful mechanism for manipulating variables. It is reasonably small and reasonably fast, especially when compared to contemporary shells. Its use is intended to be interactive, but the language lends itself well to scripts.
Package version:1.7.1-3


This is release rc-1.7.1.

See COPYING for copying information.  All files are

   Copyright 1991, 2001, 2002, 2003 Byron Rakitzis.

See INSTALL for build and installation information.


Send bug reports to <>.  If a core dump is generated,
sending a backtrace will help a great deal.  You can get a backtrace
like this.

	; gdb rc core
	(gdb) where


Highlights of changes since rc-1.7.  See ChangeLog for further details.

Portability.  A fix to the autoconfiguration means that the nasty
longjmp() code is now omitted for all modern Unix systems; previously
rc only did the Right Thing on Linux.  The test for large files in
trip.rc was removed, as this causes indigestion on file systems that
don't support sparse files (the configuration and imple


.\" rc.1
.\" Man page portability notes
.\" These are some notes on conventions to maintain for greatest
.\" portability of this man page to various other versions of
.\" nroff.
.\" When you want a \ to appear in the output, use \e in the man page.
.\" (NOTE this comes up in the rc grammar, where to print out '\n' the
.\" man page must contain '\en'.)
.\" Evidently not all v


rc (1.7.1-3) unstable; urgency=low

  * Use add-shell and remove-shell. (Closes: #361547)
  * Bump S


Changes since 1.2: (Too many to count!)

A memory stomping bug was fixed (provoked by assigning a va


The current maintainer of rc is Tim Goodwin <>.  Please
send all bug reports to him


This is the Debian GNU/Linux prepackaged version of the rc shell.
rc was written by Byron Rakitzis, 

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