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Re: [50 character or so descriptive subject here (for reference)]


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: [50 character or so descriptive subject here (for reference)]
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 16:33:57 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090005 (Oort Gnus v0.05) Emacs/21.2.50 (ia64-suse-linux)

address@hidden (Phil Benchoff) writes:

|> On Mon, Jan 28, 2002 at 08:47:29AM -0500, Chet Ramey wrote:
|> > > Machine Type: i586-mandrake-linux-gnu
|> > > 
|> > > Bash Version: 2.05
|> > > Patch Level: 1
|> > > Release Status: release
|> > > 
|> > > Description:
|> > >  :: on path causes cwd to be searched for executables, i.e. ::
|> > >  in the path acts like :.:
|> > 
|> > This is not a bug.  This is how Bourne-style shells have always behaved.
|> 
|> Thanks for the reply.  That is kind of an unfortunate behavior.  It
|> ended up on my path via an assortment of startup scripts that do
|> things like
|> 
|>     PATH=$PATH:/some/new/dir
|>      or
|>     PATH=/some/new/dir:$PATH

If $PATH is nonempty, then the behaviour only happens if $PATH already
contained an empty component to begin with.  So everything is correct.

Andreas.

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