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Strange PATH behavior with 1.3.1
- To: "'cygwin at cygwin dot com'" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Subject: Strange PATH behavior with 1.3.1
- From: "Karr, David" <david dot karr at cacheflow dot com>
- Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 13:45:18 -0700
I use a technique of putting shell script "wrappers" earlier in the path
than programs being "wrapped". I also use a script that can return the
second (or nth) occurrence of an executable in the PATH. This has worked
fine for a long time, at 2 jobs before this, and here, when I had 1.1.8
installed. I just installed 1.3.1 a few minutes ago, and now I see that
this doesn't work anymore.
I can ask my script which manually searches the path to return all the
occurrences of a particular executable name, in the order it finds them.
Using this, I see that I have my "wrapper" script earlier in the PATH than
the program it's wrapping. However, when I execute the command, it never
executes my wrapper script, it always executes the program I'm trying to
wrap. The output of "type -p" shows that it didn't find my wrapper script
first. The output of "type -a" shows that it didn't find my wrapper script
at ALL. If I specify the full path to my wrapper script, it executes fine.
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