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Re: [vox-tech] Binary problems



On Thu 26 Feb 04,  1:49 PM, Doctorcam <cam@ellisonet.ca> said:
> * Jeff Newmiller (jdnewmil@dcn.davis.ca.us) wrote:
> <snip>
> > 
> > The behavior of the first token on a bash commandline is different than
> > its behavior when provided as the argument to an instance of bash... bash
> > interprets the _argument_ as a normal path to a script file... which
> > amounts to allowing invocation of shell scripts in the current directory.  
> > When provided as the first token on a commandline, bash is more cautious
> > if no slashes are present.
> > 
> 
> So, just so I understand the reasoning, instead of my blind rote
> fumbling, do I understand correctly that the function of the ./ is
> merely to identify the directory?  Is there more to this than that?  I
> had the assumption that its function was to identify the following
> item as an executable.
 
not an executable.  it refers to a directory - a component of a path.

vi ./myfile.txt
rm -rf ./..
touch ./*

pete

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