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Re: "which" command does not expand "~" in path
Sven Köhler wrote:
Set PATH so it includes user's private bin if it exists
if [ -d ~/bin ] ; then
Hmm, i'm not 100% percent sure, but is this supposed to work in general?
I don't think that all programs that use the PATH varible are supposed
to interpret ~ correctly.
Instead, the shell usually substitutes ~ or ~user.
Look at this the output of these commands:
This is probably common knowledge, but I learned last night that sh
never expands ~. Under sh, the two lines above yield the same output,
So my conclusion was to never rely on ~ in scripts or variables.
(Unless something is broken in my setup?)
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