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Old 10-21-2002, 05:39 PM   #1
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Exclamation Major Problem -- Any help appreciated!

Being the newbie that I am....

I was going to create a soft link....

and I executed the following command as root in the / directory

mv * /usr/www/html

I can still cd into all the directories of / that are now in /usr/www/html however I can't mv anything back as the mv command is now gone. I would have thought it would not be in /usr/www/html/bin but alas.... not.

Any help would be appreciated, although I am beginning to think a reinstall is in order.

Old 10-21-2002, 08:08 PM   #2
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it might be in /usr/www/html/usr/bin or /usr/www/html/usr/local/bin

try "whereis mv"

you will need to edit your $PATH so that bash looks for your executables in the correct place. In ~/.bash_profile , ~/.bashrc or /etc/bashrc (I guess that's /usr/www/html/etc/bashrc)

you will also need to edit /etc/ (/usr/www/html/etc/ and put the correct paths to your libraries (just put /usr/www/html in front of all of them)

I really don't think it was a good Idea to do all of that though. First of all, you now have two copies of everything that was in /usr... you have the same /usr and also have /usr/www/html/usr . Why did you do this?

ooh well, I hope this helps you out

good luck



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