ASKSAGE: Sage Q&A Forum - RSS feedhttps://ask.sagemath.org/questions/Q&A Forum for SageenCopyright Sage, 2010. Some rights reserved under creative commons license.Mon, 07 Jan 2013 04:16:48 +0100what's the difference between the "sage" folder and "sage-5.5" ?https://ask.sagemath.org/question/9695/whats-the-difference-between-the-sage-folder-and-sage-55/A couple questions -
I had last year installed an earlier version of sage. I attempted to delete it by deleting the contents of the folder C:\Users\wchen\VirtualBox VMs\
(I'm using windows 7)
Then I also uninstalled the VirtualBox VM via the control panel, and then reinstalled both via the instructions on http://wiki.sagemath.org/SageAppliance
Now after logging into the sage vm using the username/password "sage"/"sage", in the linux console under the path /home/sage, I see two folders, called "sage" and "sage-5.5". The former is highlighted light blue, whereas the latter is dark blue.
As far as I can tell, they both have exactly the same contents, and in particular each contains an executable called "sage".
What is the difference between the two?
thanks,
- willSun, 06 Jan 2013 14:18:01 +0100https://ask.sagemath.org/question/9695/whats-the-difference-between-the-sage-folder-and-sage-55/Answer by ppurka for <p>A couple questions -</p>
<p>I had last year installed an earlier version of sage. I attempted to delete it by deleting the contents of the folder C:\Users\wchen\VirtualBox VMs\</p>
<p>(I'm using windows 7)</p>
<p>Then I also uninstalled the VirtualBox VM via the control panel, and then reinstalled both via the instructions on <a href="http://wiki.sagemath.org/SageAppliance">http://wiki.sagemath.org/SageAppliance</a></p>
<p>Now after logging into the sage vm using the username/password "sage"/"sage", in the linux console under the path /home/sage, I see two folders, called "sage" and "sage-5.5". The former is highlighted light blue, whereas the latter is dark blue.</p>
<p>As far as I can tell, they both have exactly the same contents, and in particular each contains an executable called "sage".</p>
<p>What is the difference between the two?</p>
<p>thanks,</p>
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<li>will</li>
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https://ask.sagemath.org/question/9695/whats-the-difference-between-the-sage-folder-and-sage-55/?answer=14433#post-id-14433Under the default color settings in Linux, light blue (actually cyan) typically implies that it is a soft symbolic link, whereas dark blue implies that it is a directory. I suspect the sage is just a soft symbolic link to sage-5.5. You can verify by doing a full listing
ls -l /home/sage
It will come up like this: `sage -> sage-5.5` or something similar.Mon, 07 Jan 2013 04:16:48 +0100https://ask.sagemath.org/question/9695/whats-the-difference-between-the-sage-folder-and-sage-55/?answer=14433#post-id-14433