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Well, I need a bit of help. Never had to before, but would like to make what I would consider a "global command"
I installed the new Firefox 1.0pr, for some reason it wanted to be in a folder named "firefox-installer", so the file to run, to launch firefox is:
obviously, its a bit much to type, so I'd like to be able to just type "firefox" from anywhere, and have it boot up.
I know I could add it to my .bashrc, but it seems like theres another way...
I use gaim, and wherever I am, if I type "gaim" it opens up, and its not in my bashrc file...
How would I go about it?
Originally posted by ImpactDNI Whats this "Path" stuff I'm hearing about?
Oh dear....ok, the path is the list of directories that are checked when you type a program name to run it. Type:
to see the directories in your path. If a program, or a symbolic link (symlink - like a windows shortcut (kind of)) to a program is in a directory listed in the path, then it will be run when you type the program name. For example, /home/impact/firefox/ is not in the path, so at the moment typing firefox will not load Firefox...but /usr/local/bin is (or should be) in the path, so if you have a symlink to firefox in there then just typing firefox will load it.