Re: Author's clarifications
> You do NOT need an enourmous PATH - in
> fact, you can just keep your current
> one. Some people seem to think (maybe
> this is how Windows does it) that you'd
> etc. You don't. You set
> PATH="/usr/bin". When you type
> 'gimp' at the shell prompt it looks in
> '/usr/bin' and finds 'gimp' (as
> Since 'gimp' is a directory, it runs
> the AppRun file inside. Easy.
And when you want to run convert the shell
automagically figures out that it should
run convert from inside the ImageMagick directory.
Don't tell me that convert should have its own
subdirectory because that would require more files
than just convert furthermore if each of the
imagemagick programs had its own subdirectory then
there would be alot of stuff that is duplicated.
Re: UNIX FAQ, Anyone?
> % When I once read the UNIX FAQ, I
> % distinctly remember
> % the question "how do I find
> % which directory my
> % executable is in?", and the
> % answer was "you can't".
> This is what locate & find are
> Most unix for beginners books give you
> a rundown on the various file structures
> anyway. find & locate just enable
> you to get there quicker.
> Of course locate probably wont work on
> most linux systems that are treated like
> messydos windows boxes, but an updatedb
> soon rectifies that.
> This all seems like a storm in a tea
> cup because unix doesn't do things the
> same way as messydos.
> RTFM can elighten you :)
Don't be a tard.
They are trying to figure out where the exacutable
from inside the exacutable.