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Re: "which" command does not expand "~" in path (base-files update needed)

On Wed, Sep 29, 2004 at 01:08:42AM +1000, Errol Smith wrote:
>At 09:23 PM 26/09/2004, "Hannu E K Nevalainen" wrote:
>>FWIW; 'man bash' has a section on Tilde Expansion - I take it as; bash does
>>this expansion for you, not which.exe -> use $HOME when not typing at the
> This is all fine & good, but it doesn't change the fact that the 
>cygwin-supplied "which" does NOT work with the cygwin-supplied 
>".bash_profile" (when you use a personal ~/bin directory.).
> Here is a simple patch which fixes half the problem (the ".bash_profile" 
>placing a raw ~ in the path):
>--- /etc/skel/.bash_profile     2004-05-15 21:40:04.000000000 +1000
>+++ .bash_profile       2004-09-29 00:21:50.000000000 +1000
>@@ -10,16 +10,16 @@
> # Set PATH so it includes user's private bin if it exists
> # if [ -d ~/bin ] ; then
>-#   PATH="~/bin:${PATH}"
>+#   PATH="${HOME}/bin:${PATH}"
> # fi

You can use ~ here.  Just don't quote it.  It shouldn't be quoted.

export PATH=~/bin:"${PATH}"

> # Set MANPATH so it includes users' private man if it exists
> # if [ -d ~/man ]; then
>-#   MANPATH="~/man:${MANPATH}"
>+#   MANPATH="${HOME}/man:${MANPATH}"
> # fi
> # Set INFOPATH so it includes users' private info if it exists
> # if [ -d ~/info ]; then
>-#   INFOPATH="~/info:${INFOPATH}"
>+#   INFOPATH="${HOME}/info:${INFOPATH}"
> # fi

I don't know if man or info deal properly with ~ but neither of the
above should cause a problem for which.


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