jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Mon Feb 16 09:38:56 PST 2004
> Firstly, the abuse of 'cat' as I suggested is quite wonky, indeed.
> I still sometimes do it like that though, for no reason other than typing
> quicker than I think at times.
> > Sounds like you don't have . in your path or haven't rehashed
> > since you created the file 'script.pl'.
> I just wanted to say quickly that I'd recommend *not* ever taking '.' into
> your path - when someone wants you to execute something and places it into a
> directory where both have write rights and names it like the binary you're
> supposed to call, it's going to get executed first.
I would agree that there are good reasons to not put '.' in your path.
It was relevant to the question, but I should have added the warning
about that comment. Doing ./script.pl < textfile is
Also didn't mention that script.pl needs to have the proper line
at the start. Probably #!/usr/bin/perl or wherever the
questinoer has perl installed presuming from the file name
that it is a perl script.
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