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My $PATH is set to a lot of directories including ~/bin and ~/target/bin

I want to execute which is in ~/target/bin but I get the error bash: ~/bin/ No such file or directory

This confuses me since which finds the correct directory ~/target/bin and ~/target/bin/ executes fine.

Are there any special settings in bash that could lead to this wrong path handling?

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Please post command line and PATH content. You might have better luck asking on Superuser. – Stefano Sanfilippo May 7 '13 at 8:04
Does the script have execute permission? – Barmar May 7 '13 at 8:16
@Barmar yes it has. As mentioned the script executes with full path – Hachi May 7 '13 at 8:17
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You might try running hash -r to clear the executable cache.

Bash saves the location of the executable in a cache so it doesn't have to search the entire path again if you re-run the command. More on the hash command

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that has helped; thank you very much. Could you please explain what this executable cache is? I've never heard of it before – Hachi May 7 '13 at 8:12
rehash in csh/tcsh – stevesliva Jun 25 '15 at 21:05

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