fetch error

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Mon Jun 25 20:52:34 UTC 2012

On Mon, 25 Jun 2012 16:16:47 -0400, Fbsd8 wrote:
> I think I messed up the fetch setting in the envelope.
> Running 9.0 and get this console msg.
> env: usr/bin/fetch: No such file or directory
> When I enter env command to show all values I see nothing about fetch.

The "env" command is often used as a "bridge" to explicitely
call commands where the actual location is not known or cannot
be predicted, e. g.

	#!/usr/bin/env bash

at the start of a bash script instead of


Linuxism or when statically linked, as opposed to


default location on FreeBSD.

In what operation do you receive the message? Maybe some typo
in a shell script or Makefile?

Examine closely:

	env: usr/bin/fetch: No such file or directory

The leading / is missing, because "usr/bin/fetch" would only
exist when $CWD is /, otherwise not; "/usr/bin/fetch" should
be correct.

	% which fetch

Here the correct path is provided. Maybe you ran into some script
that calls fetch the "bridge" way improperly?


	% env usr/bin/fetch
	env: usr/bin/fetch: No such file or directory

And now properly:

	% env /usr/bin/fetch
	usage: fetch [-146AadFlMmnPpqRrsUv] ............

It seems that env is used here to "set environment and execute
command"; see "man env" for details.

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