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Old 11-18-2010, 11:26 AM   #1
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Execution place


Hello,

I don't understand why the following happens when I try to launch an exec from the terminal:

When I am in the same directory of the exec IT DOES NOT WORK:
Code:
giorgio@belva:~/eclipse$ eclipse
The program 'eclipse' is currently not installed.  You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install eclipse-platform
BUT IF I am one step higher in the directories' hierarchy IT DOES WORK:

Code:
giorgio@belva:~$ eclipse/eclipse
This happens with all exec in every place...
Why is that?
Thank you in advance for your help!
 
Old 11-18-2010, 11:45 AM   #2
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Your directory is not in the $PATH variable, and Linux never looks in the current directory. If you go one level up and specify a subdirectory Linux knows where to look.
 
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:52 AM   #3
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As you say if I specify "./" before the name of the Exec he knows where to look at! Thank you!
 
  


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