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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 03:48:12PM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> >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
> This works fine no matter where I put the directory with spaces in it.
> Regardless, I don't see any reason to turn this thread into an
> exposition on what does or doesn't work with variables that contain
> spaces. Dropping the quotes from the original example will just cause
> everything to work correctly everywhere.
> John Morrison, would you mind doing this, please?
I stand corrected.
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