[tex-k] Problems for HOME with trailing "/"
karl at freefriends.org
Mon Dec 10 00:52:29 CET 2007
Which you will, if you're root ...
Unless ~root = /root ... possibly :). Anyway, my point was just that
it's not the fact of $HOME having a trailing / by itself that causes the
slowness, but rather having a big directory tree to search. (Not saying
this has anything to do with solving the problem.)
Or perhaps HOME=/ will cause different behaviour already?
There are various attempts in the code to try to avoid home directory
expansion resulting in a double-slash, but obviously they are
insufficient, since this issue continues to recur on occasion. I'll see
if I can hack up something better.
Back in the days of Apollo computers,
I worked (as little as I could) on Apollos once upon a time. I hated
Don't get me started on embedded references to
environment variables in filenames.
:). The only related thing I ever saw was on DG-UX, where you could
have envvar references in symlink targets, as I recall (this is some 15
years ago). I thought it was kind of cool, but never really made use of
it, since of course it was completely unportable.
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