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Re: Setting default $PATH for all users




On 2019-02-11, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx <rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Monday, February 11, 2019 08:07:24 AM Curt wrote:
>> On 2019-02-11, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx <rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > There is a directory /etc/sket (with all hidden files thus you need
>> > something like ls /etc/skel/.* to get a listing).
>> 
>> I believe you need something like 'ls -a /etc/skel/', in fact, to see those
>> pesky dot files.
>
> You're right.

I'm wrong because your command does output the dot files, as a matter of
fact (and so much more I didn't bother scrolling up to notice that it
did indeed show those hidden files).

I follow your logic. Give me everything in /etc/skel/ beginning with a dot.
Which works. But apparently a dot is also something else. Like a directory.

curty@einstein:~$ ls /etc/skel/.*
/etc/skel/.bash_logout  /etc/skel/.bashrc  /etc/skel/.profile

/etc/skel/.:

/etc/skel/..:

(etc.--the contents of /etc/

I'm not sure what it all means.

>> Your command, actually, have you tried it? 
>
> Of course, for a command that simple, I almost always try it, and I got plenty 
> of results that, at first glance, seemed plausible, but looking back, they were 
> wrong.
>
>> It produces results that are
>> different from what you expected, I think.
>
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