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Old 08-31-2009, 08:01 PM   #1
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PATH for game files in /usr/local

Hello. I enjoy playing robotron via xmame every once in a while. To simplify the opening of it, from entering "xmame.SDL --fullscreen robotron" within the program fbrun (which is a run command program for fluxbox, that I have key-mapped to my F3 key), I wrote a simple bash script with this command on it, which was entitled "robotron". I initially put this in /usr/local/games directory, but it did not work from there. After I put it in the /usr/local/bin directory, it works perfectly.

Shouldn't commands and/or files for games go in the games directory? Is there a way to put this directory into the path of my system? Am I doing something wrong? Do files in the games directory need something else?

Just wondering.
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Yeah, the purpose of /usr/local/games is to hold games binaries. But you can put them in /usr/local/bin if you want. Or $HOME/bin. It's up to you. Add the following to your ~/.bashrc (preferred) or ~/.bash_profile if you want /usr/local/games in your $PATH
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/games


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