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Old 01-11-2012, 09:30 AM   #1
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launch application


I am working in a RHEL environment, where we have a generic application. The application is launched by simply typing the name of the application and hitting enter.

[root@vmdclnx6 "]# abc

application then launches.


I need to look at, and change the instructions behind what happens when someone types "abc" in attempt to launch the application.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-11-2012, 09:42 AM   #2
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We have two versions of this application on the server.

a 2010 version and a 2011 version. When we launch "abc" it is launching the 2010 version. I need it to launch the 2011 application.


Eventually I would like to have a menu that I can pick what version to run.
 
Old 01-11-2012, 09:51 AM   #3
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You might look into "alias" in the .bashrc or .bash_profile for the user launching the appclication.

Code:
alias abc1='/some/directory/abc2010/abc'
alias abc2='/some/directory/abc2011/abc'
 
Old 01-11-2012, 09:59 AM   #4
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Sorry I am having trouble understanding.

I see I see "abc" in bin.
 
Old 01-11-2012, 10:30 AM   #5
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for right now I guess I just need "abc" to point to the newer version for everyone.
 
Old 01-12-2012, 01:27 AM   #6
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as pointed by mmrntn please explore the command "alias" it should give you the solution you are looking for.
 
Old 01-12-2012, 06:57 AM   #7
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You can also update the PATH variable in everyone's environment by editing the system-wide bashrc (or whatever shell everyone is using) and removing the entry to the directory with the 2010 version.

Google and Google
 
Old 01-12-2012, 07:28 AM   #8
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edited;
.bash_profile


thank you for the help!!
 
  


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