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

On Tue, 28 Sep 2004, Brian Ford wrote:

> 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:
> [snip]
> Both aliases and path are taken from the user's .cshrc file
> [snip]
> csh(1)
> [snip]
> So, is this a Solaris non-compliance issue, or is which not supposed to be
> valid under any non-csh derrived shell?

"which" is also a csh builtin.  I imagine that the apropos database on
Solaris contains the "csh(1)" match for "which" before the "which(1)"
entry, so "man which" finds it first.  Try "man -a which"... :-)
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