Subject: Re: /etc/rc.d scripts and $PATH
To: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Luke Mewburn <lukem@NetBSD.org>
Date: 09/16/2003 02:49:02
On Mon, Sep 15, 2003 at 04:02:24AM -0500, Peter Seebach wrote:
| In days of yore, there was no convenient way to access stat(2) from
| a command line, so I wrote a utility named, inventively, 'stat'.
| So now, if I try to run some rc.d scripts from a prompt, they fail
| because my $PATH is wrong. Shouldn't rc.d scripts set their paths to
| /usr/bin and /usr/sbin (or whatever) preemptively?
Or at least, they should be using full path names to the various commands.