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Old 09-21-2003, 09:26 PM   #1
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I have installed a few programs in Linux successfully. But I was wondering if it mattered what directory you install them in
 
Old 09-21-2003, 09:32 PM   #2
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it doesnt really matter where, usually for larger programs the resulting binaries sort themselves into logical places /bin /sbin, the main thing is to know where you have placed things and to develop a system that works for you, a large part of this is learning to manipulate your $PATH do a search on this forum for more information but basically its where bash looks for executables it what allows you to execute "gaim" instead of needing "/usr/bin/gaim" long answer to short questions hope you understand it now
 
  


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