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head restoration
Authored by: hmelton on Jun 04, '01 02:08:57PM

I did the very same thing a few weeks ago. I then went to the Darwin site and downloaded the source file for head, and recompiled a fresh copy. It is handy having the source freely available.



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head restoration
Authored by: babbage on Jun 04, '01 03:18:03PM

This also came up on the macosx@perl.org mailing list, and somebody pointed out that,
if any of the applications such as "head" gets damaged by an install, you can simply
grab a clean copy off your installation discs. I'm not sure where it is on there, but
if you installed it once then surely you can install it again. No download necessary.



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head restoration
Authored by: moyashi on Jun 04, '01 09:51:08PM

ok, where did you find this ??? search a lot of different places and can't seem to find the link you're talking about.

:-(



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head restoration
Authored by: hmelton on Jun 05, '01 09:52:02AM

The source code for head can be found by going to http://www.opensource.apple.com//projects/darwin/1.3/projects.html
and downloading the text_cmds package. (tar.gz file) Make sure you have the
developer stuff installed and use the make command in the head folder.

Delete /usr/bin/HEAD ( this is an exact duplicate of GET,POST, and lwp-request so nothing is lost)
copy head to /usr/bin as root or using sudo and make the ownership and permissions the same as tail.

[melton-henry-1:/usr/bin] rhca80% sudo chown root head
[melton-henry-1:/usr/bin] rhca80% sudo chmod 555 head
[melton-henry-1:/usr/bin] rhca80% sudo chgrp wheel head
[melton-henry-1:/usr/bin] rhca80% ls -al head tail
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 14244 Apr 19 09:54 head
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 18232 May 10 08:24 tail



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