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Old 02-28-2005, 07:43 AM   #1
blackbox
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BASH text executable


Hi

How do I make a bash text executable in the terminal in any directory?
In another words, I no longer need to execute a certain program within that directory where the program resides.


E.g:


I can simply type the executable text in any directory like:

"user@ttyp2[Desktop]$ egpgrm


Instead of executing the program within the directory where the program resides:

"user@ttyp2[home]$ ./egpgrm"


Thanks in advance..
 
Old 02-28-2005, 07:49 AM   #2
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Type export PATH=$PATH:/home/myself/bin, where /home/myself/bin is the directory which contains the executable you want to be able to run. The environment variable $PATH is a colon-separated list of directories, and by typing the above you append your directory to the list of directories in $PATH (type echo $PATH to see what directories are there).

To always have this set, add that line to your ~/.bashrc and make sure your ~/.bash_profile sources your ~/.bashrc. Add this to your ~/.bash_profile if it's not already there:
Code:
if [ -e ~/.bashrc ]
then
    source ~/.bashrc
fi
Håkan

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