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Executable exists but bash says it doesn't
  • From: Paul Abrahams <abrahams@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 23:45:03 -0400
  • Message-id: <3B01F7BF.D1C1E6B2@xxxxxxx>
I'm trying to understand what's going on here:

pwa@suillus:/usr/local/TeX/bin/i386-linux > l tex
-rwxrwxr-x 1 tex wheel 224012 May 15 22:40 tex*

pwa@suillus:/usr/local/TeX/bin/i386-linux > which tex
/usr/local/TeX/bin/i386-linux/tex
pwa@suillus:/usr/local/TeX/bin/i386-linux > pwd
/usr/local/TeX/bin/i386-linux
pwa@suillus:/usr/local/TeX/bin/i386-linux > tex
bash: /usr/local/TeX/bin/i386-linux/tex: No such file or
directory
pwa@suillus:/usr/local/TeX/bin/i386-linux >

The file "tex" apparently exists and is executable by
anyone, yet bash says that there's no such file or
directory. I've verified that "tex" is on the path, as
shown above. Can anyone explain what I'm missing?

Paul



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