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Re: command -v in postinsts violating policy

>>"Jim" == Jim Lynch <jim@laney.edu> writes:

 Jim> On Mon, 27 May 2002 10:03:26 +0200
 Jim> Luca - De Whiskey's - De Vitis <luca@linuxasylum.net> wrote:
 >> We can send a wishlist bug to debianutils to add a flag to which in
 >> order to be quiet: -q|--quiet?

 Jim> But now you have disabled the entire functionality of which, and that is
 Jim> to send to stdout the first found in $PATH, full path to the specified
 Jim> executable.

	Not quite. Indeed, I never look at the output of which in
 maintianer scripts.

 Jim> `which` does not itself execute commands; it finds them by searching the
 Jim> $PATH and then echoes them.

 Jim> If you make it quiet, it will be about as useful as
 Jim> echo "" > /dev/null

	Wrong again.

	if which file 2>&1 >/dev/null; then
            file blah
 Is useful, even if the output is being discarded.

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