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Old 07-23-2009
Issue on new server

I use to run my scripts by .test.ksh now I have to do ./

I think something is not correctly set up on the server. Can someone tell me the difference between . and ./

I though ./ meant force the script to run even it cannot find the path of way the script actually is?

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I use to run my scripts by .test.ksh now I have to do ./test.ksh.

I think something is not correctly set up on the server. Can someone tell me the difference between . and ./

I though ./ meant force the script to run even it cannot find the path of way the script actually is?
# 2  
Old 07-23-2009
the PATH settings could be wrong. check the PATH on old and new server...
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Old 07-23-2009
The PATH variable is the problem.

When PATH has a single dot in it -- that means to search the current directory for the executable. . == current working directory

No dot means that you have to use ./ unless the directory is defined in PATH

cd /home/me
# this will execute a script in /home/me
# this will not work now
# this will execute the script now

WARNING - having a . in your PATH can be a security risk. root and other privileged accounts should never, ever have a dot in the PATH variable.
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