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Old 04-20-2003, 12:36 AM   #1
thotFree
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file associations in terminal mystery


When I type the name of an execuable into the terminal, I sometimes go to the wrong version. For example, it does not load openOffice1.0.3, even though I recently installed it.

Is there an app/command for changing these associations and for adding new ones?

related point when people are saying
$new PATH=PATH:'/usr/local/mozilla/'
$export PATH

or something of the sort, PATH is a variable, such that I would not type in "PATH", but rather type in "mozilla", correct?

Bernie
 
Old 04-20-2003, 09:40 AM   #2
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It is beacuse the programs aren't in the path. Symlink the program to /usr/bin/PROG. eg
mv /usr/bin/mozilla /usr/mozilla-1.2
ln -s /usr/local/mozilla1.3/mozilla /usr/bin/mozilla

This is only an example and I'm not sure of the mozilla paths but it should give you the idea. (I just used the version numbers so you can see what I'm trying to do)
 
  


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