[sclug] puzzle: including ~/bin in $PATH

John Stumbles john at stumbles.org.uk
Sun Nov 27 23:33:00 UTC 2005

Keith Edmunds wrote:
> John Stumbles wrote:
>> If I do something like `touch foo` after setting PATH (above) it works 
>> on the kubuntu machine but not on the sarge machine
> In what way does it not work on the sarge machine? 'touch' is typically 
> /bin/touch, so including or excluding ~/bin should make no difference.

Sorry, I meant if I do something like

# set PATH so it includes user's private bin if it exists
if [ -d ~/bin ] ; then
     touch foo

to see if bash_profile is being run (it isn't on sarge, it is on kubuntu)

John Stumbles

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