[lug] Bizarre behaviour? XTerm runs test program?

Zan Lynx zlynx at acm.org
Tue Jul 5 17:21:56 MDT 2005

On Tue, 2005-07-05 at 17:05 -0600, Ted Logan wrote:
> On 7/5/05, Hugh Brown <hugh at math.byu.edu> wrote:
> > If you changed your path, it may have picked up the little program named
> > test.
> Another compelling reason not to have . in your path; especially not
> at the beginning.
> (Of course, this horribly confuses DOS old-timers.)

Yes but they can get used to running ./test
The other thing that confuses DOS old-timers is not being able to type
dir/p or ls/r or ls-r.  Once they learn about shell aliases, though,
watch out.

However, there aren't any DOS old-timers left.  Where would they be
hiding out?
Zan Lynx <zlynx at acm.org>
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