[NTG-context] simplefonts directory

Vladimir Lomov lomov.vl at yandex.ru
Tue Feb 18 15:00:06 CET 2020

** Yves Cloutier <yves.cloutier at gmail.com> [2020-02-18 08:49:37 -0500]:

> Hello,

> I'm on linux and trying to add my fonts directories using

> export OSFONTDIR=/usr/share/fonts/;$HOME/.fonts

> however when I do, I get the following message:

> bash: /home/drifter/.fonts: Is a directory

> I'm not what I'm doing wrong or why it's not liking this. Any pointers
> would be appreciated.

Use double quotes:
export OSFONTDIR="/usr/share/fonts/;$HOME/.fonts"

P.S. You may be interested to read bash scripting guide, but in short the
semicolon is used in shell (bash, zsh) to separate two or more commands in a
row, so your line was interpreted by a shell (I assume that it is bash) like
1 command: export OSFONTDIR=/usr/share/fonts
2 command: $HOME/.fonts
so indeed the $HOME/.fonts is a directory.

WBR, Vladimir Lomov

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