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Re: When a hashed pathname is deleted, search PATH

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: When a hashed pathname is deleted, search PATH
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:12:21 -0400
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On 3/15/14 2:44 PM, Reuben Thomas wrote:
> On 15 March 2014 18:23, Chet Ramey <address@hidden
> <mailto:address@hidden>> wrote:
>     It's not been a problem, really.  The existence of the `checkhash' option
>     has been enough.  How often do you remove binaries in directories in 
> $PATH?
> Fairly often: I frequently rename or retire scripts in my per-user bin
> directory.

OK.  Based on the number of reports in the last few years, you are in the
minority.  Since it's not been an issue, there's been very little
motivation to change the current behavior.

> Is there a downside to making checkhash the default?

Only the minor performance hit it would extract on every command lookup.


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                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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