Subject: Re: bin/10611: /usr/bin/which reads user's .chsrc even if user's shell is not csh
To: ITOH Yasufumi <>
From: gabriel rosenkoetter <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/19/2000 16:47:27
On Wed, Jul 19, 2000 at 07:09:14PM +0900, ITOH Yasufumi wrote:
> 	pino:~ % csh -f
> 	% which which
> 	which: shell built-in command.
> 	%

Great. Neither the user *nor* which gets .cshrc that way.

> In my thought, /usr/bin/which is obsolete, and we should not alter
> the behavior, except for by removing it, to keep backward-compatibility.

I agree with that general sentiment. I question how many people
actually use csh or sh as interactive shells these days, though.
Haven't most users migrated to tcsh or bash/zsh by now?

Admittedly, I still know all my sh and csh syntax and use it until
I've installed zsh out of pkgsrc, but...

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