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revised Why am I getting a syntax error using Informix dbaccess?
Update with INFO DATABASES doesn't work; details on sysmaster:informix.sysdatabases; and expanded info about INFO TABLES etc.
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answered Why am I getting a syntax error using Informix dbaccess?
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revised /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -ll
Fix trivial typos
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comment How to find the actual working directory?
Interestingly, that (setting PWD empty, or unsetting it altogether) does work on Mac OS X, as does setting PWD to an invalid value. It is still frustrating to have to use a different command on Mac OS X to find the real path for the current directory compared with every other Unix-like system.
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comment How do I export variables for all users in Linux?
Solaris uses PAM; whether it's version of PAM uses /etc/environment is a separate issue.
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comment How to find the actual working directory?
And, just for the record, it is MacOS X (maybe BSD) vs 'the rest'; HP-UX, AIX, Solaris and Linux all behave as documented here. And if I had to guess, so will plain BSD; I'd lay odds it is a Mac-only 'feature' (full pejorative intent completely intended!).
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comment How to find the actual working directory?
It means I have to unlearn close to 30 years of sane behaviour and start mapping it to handle a system that deviates unnecessarily from the path of the old ones (like me). I've no particular problem with the shell knowing how I got to a specific directory, though that sometimes annoys me to. I have major problems with a command like /bin/pwd telling me how it got to the directory; it should work out where it is in the directory hierarchy. Basically, I've now got to know how to find out the real path on MacOS X differently from everywhere else. Which is an utter pain for portability.