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What software uses /usr/bin/open?

On RHEL/CentOS, /usr/bin/open is a symlink for /usr/bin/openvt. I'd
like to call a shell script I've written "open". What software, if
any, would break by having said script in ~/bin and having ~/bin first
in my path?

Obviously software that normally run as root or another user wouldn't
be affected, but things I run as my normal user login, or run with
sudo, would. I just don't know if there are any such; I do know that I
have never knowingly invoked open/openvt in 20 years of using Red Hat
Linux.

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2/16/2016 11:57:30 PM
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On 2016-02-16, Yeechang Lee <ylee@columbia.edu> wrote:
> On RHEL/CentOS, /usr/bin/open is a symlink for /usr/bin/openvt. I'd
> like to call a shell script I've written "open". What software, if
> any, would break by having said script in ~/bin and having ~/bin first
> in my path?

Why not put it in /usr/local/bin/open ?

Should alreasy be first in you path.

Otoh well written software will be using "/usr/bin/opevt" instead of
relying on $PATH and a symlink.

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Jasen
2/17/2016 11:54:09 AM
Jasen Betts wrote:
> Why not put it in /usr/local/bin/open ?
> 
> Should alreasy be first in you path.

I could put it there, but given that it is a "personal" script—that
is, of use only to me, and hardwired assuming such—~/bin is more
appropriate.

> Otoh well written software will be using "/usr/bin/opevt" instead of
> relying on $PATH and a symlink.

This is my question; whether any such non well-written software exists
as stock (or from common other sources, like EPEL or CentOS Plus) for
RHEL/CentOS.

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Yeechang
2/17/2016 5:58:36 PM
On 2016-02-17, Yeechang Lee <ylee@columbia.edu> wrote:
> Jasen Betts wrote:
>> Why not put it in /usr/local/bin/open ?
>> 
>> Should alreasy be first in you path.
>
> I could put it there, but given that it is a "personal" script—that
> is, of use only to me, and hardwired assuming such—~/bin is more
> appropriate.

 ~/bin is a good solution ( I mis-read your suggestion as /bin )

>> Otoh well written software will be using "/usr/bin/opevt" instead of
>> relying on $PATH and a symlink.
>
> This is my question; whether any such non well-written software exists
> as stock (or from common other sources, like EPEL or CentOS Plus) for
> RHEL/CentOS.

Noobs write scripts like that every day, so it exists. but such low-
quality software is unlikely to be carried by a mainstream distro.

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