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Re: define Info's "dir"?

From: Mike Ballard
Subject: Re: define Info's "dir"?
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 04:07:56 GMT
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On Fri Apr 30, Eli Zaretskii disturbed my nap when he said:

> > Newsgroups:
> > From: Mike Ballard <>
> > Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 05:16:48 GMT
> > 
> > I use gentoo.  For some (to me, inexplicable) reason the gentoo folks have
> > decided to have emerge (the tool for installing new sources) search for
> > "dir" files and in some cases rename them to dir.old.
> Well, if you rename `dir' into `', will emerge leave it alone?
> If it will, you have your solution, I think.

Thanks - "" is apparently not detected and therefore left
untouched by emerge.  I didn't know that was a valid name - thanks for the


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