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Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Wed Jan 3 11:03:24 EST 2007
Am 03.01.2007 um 16:09 schrieb Jean-Claude DE SOZA:
> I thought we must put ./ and not just a dot. Am I wrong?
That's two different things, like riding a bike and riding (on) a
train. The bike ride is for free, you just put the insecure ``.´´ as
one element into the PATH value. The command-from-here is found. If
you want more comfort and speed and a Mac on your lap you take the
train and pay for a ticket. And the ticket is: ./ – ./ here helps the
shell interpreter to find the command following, because ./ says:
right here on the spot. ./ is here part of the path-to-the-command.
Every path specification that starts with a ``.´´ introduces a
*relative* path (from here) and has to be followed by ``/´´ – or it
would be something different (as in .., which is one level above and
is also relative). (An *absolute* path starts with /. ~<user name> is
another example of an absolute path.)
When people run around and around in circles we say they are crazy.
When planets do it we say they are orbiting.
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