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Re: feature request: file_not_found_handle()


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: feature request: file_not_found_handle()
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 15:35:15 -0400
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On 8/18/13 9:30 PM, Linda Walsh wrote:

>> A PATH search is suppressed when the command to be executed contains a
>> slash: the presence of a slash indicates an absolute pathname that is
>> directly passed to exec().  Since there's no search done, you know exactly
>> which pathname you're attempting to execute, and you can easily test
>> whether or not it exists and is executable.
> ---
> 
>     How does "lib/font/fontname.ttf" indicate an absolute path?
> 
>     The standard interpretation for that would be a relative
> path from the CWD.   Only if a path begins with "/" would a path
> normally be interpreted as absolute.
> 
>     Are you saying bash behaves differently from nearly every
> other application in this regard?

No.  The quoted text talks about when a PATH search is not performed.

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