DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-09
Re: users as blobs
Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
By contrast, *n*x is often irritating in that one can be sitting in the
same dir as a given binary, but if it is not on the PATH, still have to
prepend at least a './' - if not the entire path - in order to invoke
Even CP/M or DOS ain't *that* picky!
Append . to your PATH.
(Search about security issues with dot in the execution path. Make some
trojan tools with common typos and misspellings as filenames and wait for
a superuser to make a typo while in the directory you put the file.
And never put the dot early in your PATH.)
Thanks for reminding me why I *don't*.. (put the '.' in the path...)
But I stand on the convenience of path-independent local-first & local-subtree
search, per ancient Netware.
That can also make it *very* easy for an app to insyall cleanly, and/or keep its
dependencies & modules aloof from other rev-levels, libs, etc.