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Re: "which" command does not expand "~" in path (base-files update needed)
On Tue, 28 Sep 2004, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 28, 2004 at 02:43:38PM -0500, Brian Ford wrote:
> >On Tue, 28 Sep 2004, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >> Of course there is a simple solution: lose the quotes. AFAICT, they
> >> aren't needed.
> >IMHO, they are. Windows programs often put directories containing spaces
> >in the system path. ex:
> >/cygdrive/c/Program Files/ATI Technologies/ATI Control Panel
> Try the above with a PATH that contains spaces. Spaces are preserved.
They are in this case, but won't be in general. E.g., try
PATH=~/bin:$PATH which ls
PATH=~/bin:"$PATH" which ls
|\ _,,,---,,_ email@example.com
ZZZzz /,`.-'`' -. ;-;;,_ firstname.lastname@example.org
|,4- ) )-,_. ,\ ( `'-' Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
'---''(_/--' `-'\_) fL a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-. Meow!
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