Path settings

Jerry jerry at
Wed Apr 8 12:04:23 UTC 2015

I have never understood which comes first in the path setting; "/usr/bin"
or "/usr/local/bin". The same can be said for "/usr/sbin"
and /usr/local/sbin".

The reason I am asking is because I have "openssl" installed from ports. If I
have the former path setting and run "which openssl", the system openssl is
reported. However, if I switch the path setting to the latter, and rerun the
command, the port version of openssl is revealed.

I have "WITH_OPENSSL_PORT=yes" in the "/etc/make.conf" file if that makes any

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