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Re: netpbm vs. pbmplus

On Tue, 23 Jan 1996, Michael E. Deisher wrote:

> On Tue, 23 Jan 1996 16:23:00 -0500 , "brian (b.c.) white" <bcwhite@bnr.ca> said:
> > I hate to repeat myself, but...  If you had a file like
> > /etc/path.default with a line like: /usr/bin:/bin: (etc., etc.)
> I considered this, but this only works if your users source
> /etc/path.default from their .profile/.cshrc/whatever.  Since
> /etc/path.default is non-standard, chances are that many will
> have set their path explicitly and will miss out when you change
> /etc/path.default.
> FWIW, I like the idea of /etc/path.default.

Initialising the default path belongs in /etc/profile and /etc/cshrc and
even /etc/myfavouriteshell.rc

Then it works without users having to do anything.  That's why it's
called the 'default path'.  Users still have the option to override the
default in whatever way they choose.


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