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RE: Possible bug: d does not seem to read ~/.d.conf
* Dave Korn (Fri, 10 Aug 2007 15:02:03 +0100)
> On 10 August 2007 14:21, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
> > * Yaakov (Cygwin Ports) (Fri, 10 Aug 2007 07:09:11 -0500)
> >> Ronald Fischer wrote:
> >>> From
> >>> info d
> >>> we can see that /usr/bin/d is supposed to honour a configuration file
> >>> ~/.d.conf and that in this file, the boolean variable hidden-files-shown
> >>> corresponds to the --hidden-files flag in the d command line.
> >> Hmmm, that page of the info appears to be outdated. See the Command
> >> Line Options section as well as /usr/share/doc/d-1.2.0/d.conf.example
> >> for current syntax.
> > These resources don't contradict the info file but state the same.
> > Fact is that d under Cygwin ignores ~/.d.conf while under Linux it
> > works as expected.
> It doesn't ignore it: it works just fine, if you get the option right, and gives you a syntax error if not. Observe:
> rwxr-xr-x dk:Domain Users 0 Sep 12 2006 BLDHIST/
> rwxr-xr-x dk:Domain Users 0 Aug 10 14:56 c/
> rwxr-xr-x dk:Domain Users 0 Aug 10 14:56 d/
> rw-r--r-- dk:Domain Users 0 Aug 10 14:56 e
> rw-r--r-- dk:Domain Users 0 Aug 10 14:56 f
> 2 regular files in directory, with a total size of 0.
> ~ $ echo "arfle barfle gloop" > ~/.d.conf
> ~ $ d AutoBld/
> d: runtime error in parse_opt_cfg(): Invalid syntax in ".d.conf" at line 1! Unrecognized option!
The problem (/my/ problem and maybe Ronald's) is that d reads the home
directory from /etc/passwd and not from the environment variable
$HOME. In my setup these differ.
In my opinion $HOME should take precedence over the home directory set
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