[clug] path with wildcards

Michael.James at csiro.au Michael.James at csiro.au
Thu Aug 2 06:52:46 GMT 2007

Where should a package put its executables?

If it's big then   /opt/<big-package>/bin/
  and add that dir to the path with   /etc/profile.d/<big-package>.sh

If it's tiny          /usr/local/bin/

If it's middling then maybe  /opt/(small-package>/bin/
  with a full set of soft links in  /usr/local/bin

But the upshot is a lot of  /usr/local/bin/
  dirs with generations of un-traceable cruft.

Is there any way to have sub-dirs included in the path?

export PATH='~/.bin:opt/bin/*:/usr/bin:/bin'

ls -l /opt/bin/*

/opt/bin/big-package -> /opt/big-package/bin
/opt/bin/bin  ->  /usr/local/bin

It would help us on the way to the plug-in style of
Initialization script in	/etc/profile.d
Libraries in	/etc/ld.so.conf.d/


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