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Old 03-12-2005, 04:55 PM   #1
thanhVic
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a perl question


I just write a perl script named First.pl. Everytime I run it, I need to type " perl First.pl" or
"./First.pl". My question is how to make my script become a command ?. E.x: I can type
" First.pl" to execute it.

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Old 03-12-2005, 05:08 PM   #2
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this has nothing to do with perl whatsoever, and besides, it already IS executable. "./First.pl" means you are executing it directly. What you actually mean is how can i not have to type the "./" part... you would need to have the location of that directory in your path variable, however that is a REALLY bad idea... just don't. you type ./ first to specify it is in the current directory, and these conventions exist for good reasons. this file is 100% as executable as any other command on your system. don't break conventions unless you have a handful of genuine reasons, and "because you want to" really doesn't cut it... that's the way to bad habits and poorly managed systems.

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Old 03-12-2005, 06:04 PM   #3
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You could always copy it to somewhere like /usr/local/bin and then you could run it as "First.pl".
 
  


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