[Dirvish] curious problem - dirvish does nothing when run from cron

Bernd Haug haug at berndhaug.net
Tue Jan 2 03:39:33 PST 2007


Dave Howorth wrote:
> Programs are not generally built with absolute paths.

Not in my experience - many custom build scripts modify headers with
absolute paths.

Or think of even the many automake builds where --prefix influences
the build stage.

Generally, that's intended. Suppose you have a stable and an
experimental version of dirvish running; you want each one's runall
call *their* dirvish, not the onle that happens to be in path.

Yours, Bernd


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