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Re: Wildcard expansion in $PATH

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Wildcard expansion in $PATH
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 11:40:48 -0500

> It would be nice if one day BASH could recognize wildcards in the PATH 
> statement.  E.g.,
> export PATH=/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/pkg/*/bin

export PATH=/sbin:/usr/sbin$(printf ":%s" /usr/pkg/*/bin)

That does require that you periodically re-execute this command, and it
might not be as dynamic as you desire.  On the other hand, it works today.


``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet )
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.tis.cwru.edu/~chet/

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