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Old 12-19-2003, 01:25 PM   #1
iammeuno
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Question typing a program name in the command prompt to run it


I have downloaded, unzipped, etc... the web browser Opera and I want to be able to run it by typing opera in my command prompt from anywhere. How do I do that? I'm getting the error "the opera binary is not located at ./bin/opera please modify the wrapper script at /usr/bin/opera"

Please advise.
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Old 12-19-2003, 02:11 PM   #2
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./ means current working directory. To see your path type in a console window:
echo $PATH

Just type in
opera
 
  


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