MacPorts 2.3.2 and "port provides"
hans at stare.cz
Thu Mar 5 03:57:28 PST 2015
On Oct 18 19:22:43, ryandesign at macports.org wrote:
> MacPorts should be in /opt/local, not /private/opt/local.
> Is it possible that /opt is a symlink to /private/opt? Ancient versions of the Cisco VPN installer were known to have moved /opt to /private/opt, then placed a symlink at /opt.
The /private thing seems to be a more general MacOS thing.
Sorry for the OT, but can someone please elaborate?
$ vi /tmp/foo
creates "/tmp/foo" (obviously), but once I save it (:w),
it gets saved as "/private/tmp/foo"; at that moment,
there are two hardlinks for the same inode:
$ ls -li /tmp/foo /private/tmp/foo
15307909 -rw-r--r-- 1 hans wheel 6 Mar 5 12:55 /private/tmp/foo
15307909 -rw-r--r-- 1 hans wheel 6 Mar 5 12:55 /tmp/foo
Even after I finish editing it and exit vi (:wq),
these two names for the inode exist.
This is the system vi, which is /usr/bin/vi, on 10.5.8.
What is this /private directory for?
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