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Old 02-01-2005, 08:12 PM   #1
superpico
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open a program from anywhere


Hi,
I need to know how i can link /usr/Local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread
so i could open it up from anywhere i want my just typing in acroread in the terminal..
much like how firefox,emacs would work...

Thanks in advance,
Pico
 
Old 02-01-2005, 08:21 PM   #2
Tuvok
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Just find where Firefox is installed; use:

find / -name firefox

Once you know where it is, do the linking:

ln -s /usr/Local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread /*/acroread

*path

Last edited by Tuvok; 02-01-2005 at 08:23 PM.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 08:54 PM   #3
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Code:
su
/* password */
ln -s /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread /usr/local/bin/acroread
Or you could add /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin to your $PATH
 
Old 02-01-2005, 08:57 PM   #4
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