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Old 09-03-2006, 06:22 PM   #1
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What is the operator * ./. . . *

I often see and use this ( ./. . . ) but I don't know what it is. Can somebody please explain exactly what its called, what it is and what it does.


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Can you give an example of where you have seen it?
Old 09-03-2006, 07:13 PM   #3
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I'll assume the ellipsis indicates some unspecified command, because the literal string "./..." doesn't mean anything.

Putting ./ at the beginning of a commmand, e.g. "./configure", simply means that the executable in question is in the current directory. It's actually a path. A "." simply indicates the current directory, just like "~" indicates your home directory.


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