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Re: FW: Problem with default config.cache

From: Tim Van Holder
Subject: Re: FW: Problem with default config.cache
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 21:55:09 +0200

> > . file
> > The shell will execute commands from the file in the current 
> environment.
> > If file does not contain a slash, the shell will use the search path
> > specified by to find the directory containing file. Unlike 
> normal command

Note that the critical piece of information is missing (specified by
_what_).  One assumes $PATH was intended, but it could just as easily
be meant to state "$PATH:.".

> > search, however, the file searched for by the dot utility need not be
> > executable. If no readable file is found, a non-interactive shell will
> > abort; an interactive shell will write a diagnostic message to standard
> > error, but this condition will not be considered a syntax error.
> The current directory fallback behaviour must be a bashism.

Actually, it's not a bashism either:

$ bash
bash-2.04$ help .
.: . filename
    Read and execute commands from FILENAME and return.  The pathnames
    in $PATH are used to find the directory containing FILENAME.

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