[lug] Idea for a new tutorial....maybe???

John Starkey jstarkey at polaris.umuc.edu
Sat Apr 8 19:20:44 MDT 2000

> So on my machine my path is 
> /bin:/usr/local/bin:/etc:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/java/bin:/usr/etc:/etc:/usr/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/local/X11R6/bin:/usr/lib/X11/fonts:/usr/local/X11R6/include:/usr/local/rvplayer5.0:/opt/teTeX/bin:/usr/local/share/afterstep:/home/hugh/bin:/home/hugh/:/home/hugh/perl
> and my shell finds ls in /bin and runs it.  If I had written a program
> and named it ls and then put it in /home/hugh/bin and put /home/hugh/bin
> ahead of /bin in the path then my version of ls would be run instead of
> the system ls.

Pine won't quote the whole PATH you listed, I assume because of the '$' at
the end, (??). But you have /home/hugh/bin at the end of your PATH list
and no entry for /bin/home/hugh/bin. Is there some precedence because of
~hugh being the user dir?? I'm grabbing.



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