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 Erroneous statement about files
Author: Gerald Stoller 
Date:   27-01-02 11:25

You wrote "I determined this path by inspecting /var/db/pkg/dnetc-2.8010.462_1,1/+CONTENTS. Because it starts with a /, the ports system will know this is the name of a file, not an executable. Therefore, it will not search your $PATH. " All files, even executable ones, have names that start with a / , for the ports system to "know" that files with such names are not executable may be some restriction placed on users of the ports system, but it is not an inherent condition of a UNIX-like system. Once a / is involved in the name of the first file on a command line, the PATH is not searched.

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