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Discussion in 'Exploring Computers!!' started by Raceit, October 3, 2002.

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    1. Raceit

      Raceit Elite Explorer

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      My g/f is studing for a test. And one of the questions she needs to know is exactly why there is a "./" before executable commands?

      My answer was that the period and the slash tells the OS that the command is an executable. Is that correct or is there more to it?

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      Yep, that sounds right to me. Anything that you run that doesn't have the ./ in front of it is normally a script of some kind.
       

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