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Re: all xterms

On Mon, Nov 01, 1999 at 07:23:38PM +0100, Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
> > PATH="$HOME/bin:$PATH"
> > ln -s /usr/bin/X11/<xterm replacement> $HOME/bin/x-terminal-emulator
> This is a problem.
> Your way will need a non-standard $PATH on every account to do the trick.
> We cant make default $PATH to point to the $HOME/bin nor $HOME/.bin
> cause this directory most probable doesnt exist, we cant create it by
> default by /etc/skel

That should not matter.  With file not found it doesn't really matter
whether the file that doesn't exist isn't in a directory that doesn't

> cause this is discouraged method (from:policy) so every user will have to
> 1) make dir
> 2) change every shell's config file for $PATH
> 3) make a link
> Try to imagine that you have to set your favourite editor that way !
> No, I dont like this.

You can set the path in /etc/environment and provide a script
that supports this:

mkdir -p $HOME/bin
ln -sf `which $1` $HOME/bin/x-terminal-emulator
	for d in $PATH; do
		case "$d" in $HOME/bin) exit;; esac
	>&2 echo "Warning: $HOME/bin not found in \$PATH"
	exit 1


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