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    Default zypper yzpper question.

    All,

    In /usr/bin zypper has a symbolic link to yzpper. Does anyone know why this is there or if it can safely be removed?

    Thanks

    Tim

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    Default Re: zypper yzpper question.

    I do not know why that is there.

    I did a google search for "yzpper". It came up with some results, but they don't actually answer the question.

    My advice -- just leave it there. It isn't hurting anything. In any case, if there is an update to "zypper" that will also reinstall "yzpper".
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    Default Re: zypper yzpper question.

    To me it's obviously there for the benefit of speedy touch typists who transpose key pairs and don't notice before hitting <ENTER>. I do the transpose thing quite often, far more often here and doing email than cmdline typing.
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    Default Re: zypper yzpper question.

    Please note that in the German std keyboard "Y" and "Z" are swapped compared to the EN_US one and SUSE has as many German as English native speakers among its users...
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    Default Re: zypper yzpper question.

    I assume the same as people guess above, just for the typo users.
    Quote Originally Posted by timothy_m_butterworth View Post
    In /usr/bin zypper has a symbolic link to yzpper.
    But when that is the case, I would also assume that yzpper is a symbolic link to zypper and not the other way around as you report. (but NOT show ).


    I did not check myself. ATM I am on openSUSE 31.1:
    Code:
    boven:~ # cd /usr/bin
    boven:/usr/bin # l zypper
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1500328 Aug  1  2014 zypper*
    boven:/usr/bin # l yzpper
    ls: cannot access yzpper: No such file or directory
    boven:/usr/bin #
    My conclusion is that it does not exist there at all.
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    Default Re: zypper yzpper question.

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    But when that is the case, I would also assume that yzpper is a symbolic link to zypper and not the other way around as you report. (but NOT show ).
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    Code:
    rayh@y3:~> lh /usr/bin/[zy]*pper
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    6 Jun 22 14:52 /usr/bin/yzpper -> zypper
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1.9M Jun 22 14:52 /usr/bin/zypper
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    Default Re: zypper yzpper question.

    Quote Originally Posted by eng-int View Post
    Tumbleweed and Leap-15.0
    Code:
    rayh@y3:~> lh /usr/bin/[zy]*pper
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    6 Jun 22 14:52 /usr/bin/yzpper -> zypper
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1.9M Jun 22 14:52 /usr/bin/zypper
    Thanks for the information.

    Thus it is as I assumed and not as the OP posted.
    Henk van Velden

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