[Coco] Re: Path command wasRe: OS-9 LVL II
kevdig at hypersurf.com
Sat Feb 19 19:23:38 EST 2005
I don't have shell plus so probably can't help. What is test? Could it
be case sensitive (PASCAL_CMDS vs Pascal_cmds)?
John Donaldson wrote:
> The PATH command does not seem to work for me. I have it in my Startup as
> PATH= /DD/CMDS /DD/PASCAL_CMDS
> I even typed the same thing from the command prompt and I can do a
> PATH=? and it will print
> BUT when I try and execute a executable file in Pascal_cmds called test,
> I get ERROR 216 - Path Not
> Found. Only if I move it to the /DD/CMDS or do a CHX /dd/PASCAL_CMDS
> will it execute.
> John Donaldson
I think you mean exec (or F$Fork for OS9) not open. Some of the exec
LIBRARY routines do know how to search the PATH ENV for a command. I
don't think the exec syscall does.
>> But if a program tries to open a file by name, it is going thru the
>> OS, but not the Shell, so PATH expansion might not be available. The
>> F$Open OS call is restricted to what Microware built into OS9, and
>> does not have access to the powers of ShellPlus. Even the Linux
>> C-Library open() command has limitations in this regard.
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