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Re: Auto-update program cache feature


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Auto-update program cache feature
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2018 09:06:29 -0400
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On 10/6/18 4:23 PM, Bob Proulx wrote:
> Jeffrey Walton wrote:
>> I think a useful feature for Bash would be to automatically update the
>> program cache after an install.
> 
> Put this in your ~/.bashrc file and I believe your use case will be
> much happier.
> 
>   shopt -s checkhash

How many installers put a new version of an existing package into a
possibly-different directory with a different name? Even using a symlink
pointing to a new name would not trigger this behavior.

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