On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 02:24:49 +0000, Brendan Halpin wrote:
> I've just installed a new gnuplot in the default location, and
> deleted the old copy I had in ~/bin.
>> But the new copy won't run:
>> [brendan at wivenhoe trends]$ which gnuplot
> [brendan at wivenhoe trends]$ alias gnuplot
> bash: alias: `gnuplot' not found
> [brendan at wivenhoe trends]$ file /usr/local/bin/gnuplot
> /usr/local/bin/gnuplot: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1, dynamically linked (uses shared libs), not stripped
> [brendan at wivenhoe trends]$ gnuplot
> bash: /home/brendan/bin/gnuplot: No such file or directory
>> What could be tying "gnuplot" typed at the command line to an
> invocation of the no-longer existing ~/bin/gnuplot, when "which"
> finds the correct one?
>> Now, to tell the truth, this has become an academic question,
> because starting a new shell sorts the problem. I'm still
> interested, though: what was "remembering" the old location?
Your shell was. man bash and read the part at the beginning about command
execution. ahe first time you typed "gnuplot" it searched your path and
ran it, it also cached "gnuplot" as a key to the real location that it found,
type hash under bash to list the contents of this command hash, and hash -r to
clear it out. I'm still a tcsh user for my sins, and its got a "rehash"
command you can read about in its man page, to rescan its search paths
and update its hash.
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