[xubuntu-users] shell tools
framstag at rus.uni-stuttgart.de
Mon Jan 9 08:19:24 UTC 2017
On Sun 2017-01-08 (19:59), pereira wrote:
> > Everbody working with the shell should know what $PATH is.
> > If you do not know what a shell is, then fstools is nothing for you.
> Actually, I did know just enough to get the $PATH added, but as you
> pointed out, not in what you consider the right way, by adding the path
> to .profile. In your comment on this you educated me, so that's how I
> learn. Another post mentioned that your way of doing it is not necessarily
> the canonical (that is, preferred; not the Ubuntu people) way, so now
> I'm in doubt again.
I do not write programs just for Ubuntu. Seldomly I wrote Linux-only code.
Normally my programs are generic for all UNIX systems, even MacOS.
Therefore I do not support any "Ubuntu preferred" installation.
Anyone who thinks it is necessary is invited to add a specific installer.
Though I am German, I have NEVER written German programs. All my
programs are in English, because this is the world languange.
All other languages, even German, are contributions from others.
This is the way how open source works: someone creates an interesting
program and others contribute to it.
Back to fstools:
The traditional place to set $PATH is /etc/profile (or /etc/profile.d/*)
This is UNIX basic knowhow, which I premise, like how to start a shell in
a terminal or using a keyboard. I offer no extra explanation on these
> >> Better yet would be to package fstools as something that installs them
> >> the newfangled debian/unix way with apt-get
> > fstools is free software: just do it.
> I would if I could. I can't. In this I depend on people more expert
> than me, and
> I appreciate their contributions. Sorry.
> You mentioned sw as a Stuttgart-written way to distribute software.
It is called "/sw" - with a leading slash! It is important :-)
> happened to have
> downloaded the executables swlink (or something), and tried to learn
> what they are
SWlink is just one script (not a binary executable) of the whole systems.
You cannot use it standalone.
I admit, the /sw documentation is not very good, because It was never
planned to use it outside of the University of Stuttgart.
I have added then http://fex.belwue.de/swinstall for "foreigners"
especially to have a generic update machanism for my fstools.
> I saw it uses /etc/os-release, which is so well-named that there is no
> doubt about what it's good for but I did not know existed. It's good to
> know though
Not every UNIX has this file, not even every Linux!
It is just common for some distributions.
Ullrich Horlacher Server und Virtualisierung
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