Originally Posted by edpa
After extracting program, the instruction is to copy or move contents of bin folder to path directory. Unable to execute with message "permission denied." Please help.
It is because you dont have permissions to "write" something in bin directory.
A ls -ld /bin
would show something like drwxr-xr-w root root
There are three possible remedies:
as root and change the permissions of /bin folder using chown command. ( I wont't recoomed that specially if the machine is in a corporate scenerio)
as root add your user to /etc/sudoers file and then login as that user and then execute sudo cp (source) destination
as root and copy the files as root to /bin folder.
4. add the existing folder (the floder which contains the executable you wish to move to bin folder) to your path variable. The PATH variable is generally defined in user's home directory in .bash_profile or .bash_rc file.