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Re: [opensuse] Which Shell do I Have?
  • From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 12:40:06 -0800
  • Message-id: <200612061240.06154.rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 06 December 2006 12:30, Geir A. Myrestrand wrote:
> Randall R Schulz wrote:
> > On Wednesday 06 December 2006 11:17, Thomas Hertweck wrote:
> >> Anders Johansson wrote:
> >> ...
> >>
> >>> ls -l /proc/$$/exe
> >>
> >> Could you please elaborate why you came up with this solution? I
> >> think this is not portable - for instance, our HP box here has no
> >> procfs, so your solution fails. An "echo $0" should always work
> >> (as far as I know).
> >
> > I thought it was rather clever.
> >
> > This is a list for users of openSUSE Linux or of other Novell SuSE
> > Linux releases. At the very least, Linux is a reasonable assumption
> > for answers given here, and all current Linux systems have a proc
> > file system.
>
> Note that procfs is deprecated. It is likely to be removed one day.
> To make your solution future-proof you should avoid using it.

"My" solution? I did not propose it, Anders Johansson did.

"Deprecated" is typically nothing more than a wag of the proverbial
finger. And nothing works forever.


> Geir A. Myrestrand


Randall Schulz
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