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On 16/08/2011 2:26 PM, R P Herrold wrote:
On Mon, 15 Aug 2011, Charles Hyder wrote:AFAIK, it's a tex thing and has little or no relation to anything linux
or unix. Other than that I tend to agree with your assessment, tho.
Turns out, the include path for dvips's map files is
/usr/shar/texmf/fonts/map// (!) Here, the "//" means "search all
subdirectories", of course.
I have to admit ignorance here of this seeming common knowledge. How
does adding a second slash to the end of a path indicate such a
search, let alone assuming it to be common 'of course' knowledge
Where is this documented, as it severely 'breaks expectation' that a
path specification is permitted to have 'extra' adjacent
path-separators. An additional expectation is that a directory
specification may be 'normalized' at any time, and is NOT overloaded
with some 'secret' "search sub-paths" option
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