R P Herrold
Tue Aug 16 18:26:00 GMT 2011
On Mon, 15 Aug 2011, Charles Hyder wrote:
> Turns out, the include path for dvips's map files is
> /usr/shar/texmf/fonts/map// (!) Here, the "//" means "search all
> subdirectories", of course.
I have to admit ignorance here of this seeming common
knowledge. How does adding a second slash to the end of a
path indicate such a search, let alone assuming it to be
common 'of course' knowledge
Where is this documented, as it severely 'breaks expectation'
that a path specification is permitted to have 'extra'
adjacent path-separators. An additional expectation is that a
directory specification may be 'normalized' at any time, and
is NOT overloaded with some 'secret' "search sub-paths" option
man 1 dirname
-- Russ herrold
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