>I once again attempted to convert to MiNT. I am happy with MiNT 0.95 but
>I need some advice.
>What do I need to do in KSH (under MiNT) to get TOS programs to read the
>variables. I am tryin to use "elvis" and no matter what I set the
>"TMP" variable to, elvis complains that is connot creat a temporary
>file. When I use "ls" I only get the "ls" to give me the top
>level directory for the drive. I am forced to write:
> ls $(pwd)
>of I want to see my current directory.
>Should I abandon my old friend the Korn Shell and go back to buggy gulam or
>try to convert to BASH?
I think ASH should work ok. (The /bin/sh clone). You could move to tcsh,
which definitely is MiNT friendly (and relatively TOS friendly, to boot.
Major bonus...) I'm a csh family aficionado, so I'm a little biased here.
The problem that you're having with elvis is that it is hardcoded somewhere
to look for the /tmp directory. It won't look at the TMP variable; I've run
into this with combinations of TOS/MiNT in both tcsh and mupfel.
A solution that will work under either TOS or MiNT is to make sure that
you have a directory /tmp at the top level on EACH partition.
Under MiNT, you can do a symbolic link so that /tmp goes to some arbitrary
place, say /dev/f/tmp. This only works with MiNT though. I'd rather go
with the /tmp on each partition...
I don't know what can be done about the ls problem... It must be failing
to read the current path out of the environment variable, but I don't know
why. I've used ksh without having this problem; are you sure it isn't ls
Quote:>Also, is TOSWIN hostile to Universal Item Selector III? I can't get TOSWIN
>to execute with a bus error when I have the UIS III accesory under the
>desktop accessory window.
I use UIS III and haven't had any MiNT crashes that were at all related to
UIS; I run the UIS Desk Acc. under MultiDesk and haven't had any problems
with doing it that way.
Christopher Browne | PGP 2.0 key available
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