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RE: "which" command does not expand "~" in path

On Wed, 29 Sep 2004, Errol Smith wrote:

> 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.).

I'm just curious.  This is from the Solaris 8 man page for which:

Both aliases and path are taken from the user's .cshrc file
     Only aliases and paths from  ~/.cshrc  are  used;  importing
     from  the current environment is not attempted. Must be exe-
     cuted by csh(1), since only csh knows about aliases.

     To compensate for ~/.cshrc files  in  which  aliases  depend
     upon the prompt variable being set, which sets this variable
     to NULL. If the ~/.cshrc  produces  output  or  prompts  for
     input  when  prompt  is  set, which may produce some strange

So, is this a Solaris non-compliance issue, or is which not supposed to be
valid under any non-csh derrived shell?

Brian Ford
Senior Realtime Software Engineer
VITAL - Visual Simulation Systems
FlightSafety International
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