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Re: External Dependencies on Unix Commands

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on Jun 07, 2002 at 18:42 UTC ( [id://172612]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to External Dependencies on Unix Commands

To make sure they are in the place you expect them to be, you could make use of the -x function. However, don't expect all those tools to be in /bin. You'll find some of them in /bin, others in /usr/bin. Or in both. And sometimes, /bin is just a symlink to /usr/bin.

sqlplus and gtar should not be found in /bin or /usr/bin. But you may however just depend on the users PATH. Aliases don't play a role - if a shell is being used, it will be the Bourne shell, and that doesn't have aliases.

Abigail

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Re: Re: External Dependencies on Unix Commands
by robobunny (Friar) on Jun 07, 2002 at 19:13 UTC
    some systems (redhat linux for one) don't have a real bourne shell, just a symlink to bash, which does have aliases.

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