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Old 02-23-2005, 09:24 AM   #1
Slayer097
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Running Programs


I've been wanting to get to work on some C++ development, but I've never before worked in a Slackware 10 enviroment. I wrote a basic program, figured out how to compile it (g++ helloworld.cpp -o helloworld), but I can't figure out an easy way to make my programs run. Typing simply "programname" doesn't work, and trying to use bash gives me "Unable to execute binary files". There's got to be an easy way to run a program other than going into the console and writing /user/home/CPP/programname everytime. Thanks.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 09:26 AM   #2
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./ is a shortcut for current working directory. Unlike windows the linux shell only searches the path environment for a command.

./programname

You can also add a directory to your path.

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Old 02-23-2005, 11:55 AM   #3
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Hi

Put something like

PATH=$PATH:$HOME/:./:/usr/bin

in your .bashrc, or append something similar (containing the ./) to the PATH line in your .bashrc

You should be able to "directly" start programs after closing and reopening the xterm, without typing the leading ./ required to "find" the executable.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 04:43 PM   #4
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I do not suggest adding the current working directory shortcut to the path environment because it can be a security risk.
 
  


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