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Old 03-07-2011, 12:28 AM   #1
kashifmehmood
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Cygwin .bash_profile


hi all

i am new to this forum so please bear with me for any mistakes

my question is that what does the dot before .bash_profile means.

thanks
 
Old 03-07-2011, 05:15 PM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome to this forum, the "." at the beginning of a file name in linux means that it is hidden, any file name starting with "." will be hidden and cannot be seen unless we use "-a" option in ls command.
 
Old 03-15-2011, 12:36 AM   #3
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ok i have one more question

./configure –prefix=/usr/local/fetchmail–ssl

what does this do.

the teacher said it will do the following

"Notice: The configure script did a number of things
as well as create this makefile. These rules and macros will be called when the build
process runs. "
"cd /usr/local/fetchmail and explore the folders "
but there are no files at /usr/local/fetchmail/

please help
 
Old 03-15-2011, 10:27 PM   #4
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Because you haven't built it yet.

What your teacher is having you do is learn to compile from source code. The ./configure script you just ran doesn't actually build anything, nor does it place any files in the directory you chose. It merely sets everything up.

You will most likely be instructed to type "make" at the command prompt (yes, just that one word, but make sure you're in the same directory as the ./configure file).

"Make" will build it for you (hopefully). However you STILL won't have anything in that directory you referred to.

The final step is "make install." This puts everything in the right place, and installs the program. Then you cd to your directory you're looking for and stuff will be there.

Obviously, if your teacher hasn't told you to type "make" or "make install" DON'T DO IT, lol. There may be a specific reason for this, and you don't wanna get lost and have to re-download the source code.

Last edited by Captain Obvious; 03-15-2011 at 10:29 PM.
 
Old 03-20-2011, 12:48 PM   #5
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ok guys what does this error signifies
please help
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/7411/55373885.jpg

Last edited by kashifmehmood; 03-21-2011 at 08:29 AM.
 
Old 03-29-2011, 05:27 AM   #6
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ok guys i have another question

mda "procmail -f %F"

what does the -f %F meeans
 
Old 03-29-2011, 05:30 AM   #7
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-f fromwhom
Causes procmail to regenerate the leading `From ' line with fromwhom as the sender (instead of -f one could use the alternate and obsolete -r). If fromwhom consists merely of a single `-', then procmail will only update the timestamp on the `From ' line (if present, if not, it will generate a new one).

procmail
 
Old 03-29-2011, 07:18 PM   #8
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You can read the man (manual ) pages here http://linux.die.net/man/ for each cmd.
See also http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
 
  


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