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Old 11-21-2003, 02:39 PM   #1
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I can't see the difference between the two commands

Im using the following command to restart automounter:

/etc/rc.d/init.d/autofs restart

But if I first browse to directory in which autofs resides in:

cd /etc/rc.d/init.d

;and then try to issue command:

autofs restart

I get command not found error.

Why is the first command working and second isn't?I can't see any difference between the two of them?

thank you
Old 11-21-2003, 02:47 PM   #2
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Because /etc/rc.d/init.d/ is not in your path to execute commands. Either add that path to your $PATH or you will either have to type the full path to it or cd into the directory and issue a ./ in front of the command.
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Try ./autofs restart

That means "the file is in the directory I am working in".
Old 11-21-2003, 03:14 PM   #4
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great,it works

But why can you run files from same directory and not programs?

in doesn't make sense

thank you


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