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Old 12-21-2011, 01:33 PM   #1
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matlab and .bashrc

Hello forum:
I installed matlab in my pc. I want to run it from any directory.
I added this line to my ".bashrc" file:

alias matlab="~/usr/local/MATLAB/R2011b/bin/matlab"

But it does not work.
However it works when I run it form the path where matlab is installed.
Do I need to do it in the root ".bashrc" file?
I am confused. Any help is appreciated.

P.S. Also I would like to put the direct access icon to my favorites. Anyone knows how to do it?
Old 12-21-2011, 01:42 PM   #2
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I would make a symbolic link to the binary instead; type as root :
ln -s /home/your_user_name/usr/local/MATLAB/R2011b/bin/matlab usr/bin/matlab
And i suggest you avoid the ~ shortcut anyway in configuration files.

P.S. Do you really have a /usr/local directory in your /home/your_use_name directory ?

Other than that, please indicate which distribution and desktop you use to help answer your P.S.


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