Prevent MacPorts editing .bash_profile over and over again...

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Wed Mar 22 09:47:31 UTC 2017

> On Mar 21, 2017, at 16:23, Dave Horsfall <dave at> wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Mar 2017, Brandon Allbery wrote:
>> Never assume people will read instructions. How often do we get people 
>> who cut and paste the boilerplate at the end of a failed build that 
>> tells them to check the build log, and mail it here asking what they 
>> should do?
> Which reminds me: would it be possible to symlink to the log file from 
> somewhere in /tmp?  It's a real PITA doing a C&P with a path that wraps 
> lines...  Yes, I'm an old fogey, and use 80 columns...

If I want to copy the logfile path, I usually use:

port logfile thePort | pbcopy

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