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Re: Command not found with builtins and variables


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Command not found with builtins and variables
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2018 10:43:18 -0400
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On 10/10/18 6:52 PM, Bob Proulx wrote:
> Chet Ramey wrote:
>> address@hidden wrote:
>>> The thing I noticed is that when setting a variable and then running the
>>> command "time", bash reports "command not found". For example, the
>>> command:
>>>
>>> TEST=1 time ls
>>>
>>> Results in "bash: time: command not found"
> 
> That would work if you installed the GNU time package.

Maybe. Maybe not. It depends on $PATH. It's unlikely that his system
does not already have a `time' command, so if it's not found, it must
not be in $PATH.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/



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