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Re: shell script sniplets in /usr/bin?

Matthew Palmer <mpalmer@debian.org> writes:

> On Sat, Jan 29, 2005 at 05:40:05PM +0100, Santiago Vila wrote:
>> On Sat, 29 Jan 2005, Jochen Voss wrote:
>> > [...]
>> > My question: does anybody have further references for the question
>> > whether it is ok or maybe even preferable to install non-programs in
>> > /usr/bin?
>> You forgot to quote last thing I said when closing the bug.
>> So I'll repeat: Please read the logs for non-bug Bug#292759, where the
>> author explains the rationale for putting gettext.sh in /usr/bin.
> "Because I don't wanna play by the rules!" is not a rationale.  So you have
> to specify a path -- so what?  The way things stand at the moment, if I were
> to drop a gettext.sh in my ~/bin (which is quite likely, except that I don't
> like to put a .sh on my helper scripts) your shell scripts would suddenly go
> tits-up in a most unpleasant fashion.  Personally, *that* would be enough to
> make me want to hardcode the path.
> - Matt

That is why you normaly have ~/bin last in PATH.


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