Boy, did I screw up

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  1. bakleysmith, Mar 20, 2011
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    bakleysmith macrumors newbie

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    I get: "-bash: is command not found" when i enter "is" to my terminal, suggesting my directories are screwed up.

    I have been trying unsuccessfully to install ruby on rails to my machine, so I decided to take a step back and learn more about Terminal but now it looks like my install has gotten messed up.

    Please help!!
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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  3. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    #3
    I was thinking the same thing.
     
  4. bakleysmith thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'll check hold on here's the whole script.

    -bash: is: command not found
    new-host-2:~ bakleysmith$ export path=$
    new-host-2:~ bakleysmith$ /bin/echo $PATH
    /usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/git/bin:/usr/X11/bin
     
  5. bakleysmith thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I dont get anything different with "Is" versus "is"
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    #6
    It's not an i or an I. It's an l. As in the first letter of the word list.
     
  7. bakleysmith thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #7
    LOL

    thanks

    back in the game. You may hear from me again as I'm clearly pretty helpless
     
  8. James L macrumors 6502a

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    #8
    Best comment of the day!
     
  9. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Just make sure you have a backup of your hard drive. Playing around with Terminal is dangerous.
     
  10. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Everyone should have at least one backup anyway. :)
     
  11. bakleysmith thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have genius going so i think im ok on the back-up front. Thanks tho.
     

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