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Old 01-21-2006, 11:35 PM   #1
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Path to programs/applictions


Adobe asks me to set a path to browser, but I am not sure where to point the the file path. This goes for other programs such a media players.

Thanks for your time,
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Adobe what??? The only Adobe SW that I am aware of for Linux is Acrobat.

It sounds like it wants the path to the browser executable, so find where that is, and type it in to the Adobe ____ preferences.

eg you might find firefox in /opt/firefox---in this case the path would be /opt/firefox/firefox.
 
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for some reason just adding "firefox" worked in browser executable in adobe reader
 
Old 01-22-2006, 09:10 AM   #4
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Well good, that's because Reader is just issuing the command and assuming it is in the PATH variable---which it apparently is.....
 
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Pixellany, could you direct me to source where I could learn more about file paths and their interpretation. I have learnt thru trial and error (right click on an appl shortcut launcher and under properties it shows you the path to the application i.e. firefox %u, in the case of firefox. I was wondering what that meant and whther we coul duse this ofrmat for other instances where we have to specify a file path to prog launching.

forgive I am new to linux but eager to learn.
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No particular reference comes to mind--its in all the books I have read.

Two kind of paths---relative and absolute:

Relative (ie from where you are): Lets say you want the "frammus" file:
If it is in the current directory: cat frammus
If it is one up: cat ../frammus
If it is in another directory at the same level--eg "otherdir": cat ../otherdir/frammus

Similarly, to cd to subdirectory "stuff":
cd stuff
cd ../stuff
cd ../otherdir/stuff

Absolute paths always start at root, and list all the intermediate directories, so if frammus is in "otherdir", which is in your home folder (you are "smiley"), then you would get to frammus with:
cat /root/home/smiley/otherdir/frammus

If you are running executable files, the system will Look in the PATH variable first. You can bypass this behavior by specifying an absolute or relative path. For example, you often see ./command This means run command in the current directory---and dont check PATH.

to see what is in PATH, type echo $PATH

This should give you the general idea---play with it and it will start to make sense.
 
  


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