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Re^3: /usr/bin/perl -w?

by ysth (Canon)
on Jun 20, 2005 at 23:00 UTC ( #468508=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: /usr/bin/perl -w?
in thread /usr/bin/perl -w?

Some people take the approach of creating a "/usr/bin/perl\r" link to /usr/bin/perl :)

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Re^4: /usr/bin/perl -w?
by jhourcle (Prior) on Jun 21, 2005 at 00:32 UTC

    That works when you're root. It doesn't work when you're just an average user.

    Even as root on multi-user systems, I'd rather not give the users training wheels, as it teaches them to be sloppy, and to learn to do things wrong. (Like when I had to explain to someone that 'rm *' doesn't prompt you for which files to delete on every unix system... but the sysadmin on the system they learned had aliased 'rm' to 'rm -i')

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