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Can't Open Script in Path

Interesting and profound thing happening today. I've been writing some shell scripts and I got the following error message:

/bin/sh: Can't open is in a directory that is specified in the $PATH shell variable. And I'm able to execute it from the command-line in a different directory. So I tried substitute another script ( that is in the same directory and the original script was able to execute this other script just fine. Really strange.

I'm sitting here scratching my head for a few hours, never able to figure how and are different. But I did figure out a work-around, without having to specify the full absolute path of After all, that's what $PATH is for. In the first script, I added the following lines:

"${executable}" "${file}"

The first line uses the "which" command to figure out where is located. The second line executes the with the full absolute path. Now, I can move forward with my task, without figuring out why I am getting this discrepancy. But I still like to know. If you have any idea, please post it here.

Chieh Cheng
Tue, 26 Feb 2008 22:16:09 +0000

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