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Re: Standardized paths

>Speaking of standardizing paths: is there a convention how to locate
>files that are supposed to live in /etc (like /etc/magic)?
>Currently, I try u:\etc and $ETCDIR...

The method I would use would be..

If current directory is under U:
	check \etc
	if not there then check $ETCDIR
	check $ETCDIR
	if not there then check U:\

Then again.. I usually just check "/etc" and if it's not there then I assume
that the person is not running in a mode conjusive to being Unix-like and
bomb out with an error.

>Julian F. Reschke, Hensenstr. 142, D-48161 Muenster
> eMail: reschke@math.uni-muenster.de jr@ms.maus.de


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