pth at ispnet.ca
Sun Feb 24 17:28:34 PST 2008
Thanks for the info, and I shall use the reply all from now on, sorry
On 24-Feb-08, at 8:24 PM, Rainer Müller wrote:
> Peter Hindrichs wrote:
>> Ok thanks for that, I am all for the safer and easier solution.
>> However for my edification I would like to understand what I am
>> doing here.
>> This is what I have when I look at my path:
>> Freedom:~ peterhin$ $PATH
>> -bash: /opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/
>> sbin:/ usr/local/bin:/usr/X11/bin: No such file or directory
>> I believe from one of the earlier posts that only the first /opt/
>> local/bin: is looked at, is this correct.?
> Yes, it's correct for the things you type in. /opt/local is searched
> first, then the other paths from the list.
> But I assume, currently your terminal application runs your login
> shell. The login shell itself is stored at another location with
> it's full path. In many UNIX like systems, this is in /etc/passwd
> but for Mac OS X the users are administrated by a daemon called
> DirectoryService. The information can be queried and changed by
> dscl. chsh may have been patched to access it, I don't know.
> So by default, your login shell is /bin/bash with this path and no
> other. PATH will not be used at all.
> PS: Please always hit `Reply All' in your mail program instead of
> `Reply' so your mail also goes to the mailing list and not only to
> one person.
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