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Old 04-10-2003, 09:42 PM   #1
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Program exe


I was woundering if how to make a porgram so that i can run it by just typing the program name and not have to be in the directory which it resides.

rick
 
Old 04-10-2003, 09:47 PM   #2
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create a shortcut in /usr/bin
chmod it + x

and you will be able to call it from anywhere


example :
su root
cd /usr/bin
pico name_here
/home/PlatinumRik/name_of_the_program_that_you_want_to_run
save and quit
chmod a+x name_of_the_program_that_you_want_to_run
 
Old 04-10-2003, 10:55 PM   #3
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Or just add the directory to your current $PATH
 
Old 04-12-2003, 12:39 PM   #4
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thanks thats the answer i was looking for i knew it just forgot thanks!
 
Old 04-12-2003, 09:43 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by PlatinumRik
thanks thats the answer i was looking for i knew it just forgot thanks!
Just be careful doing that. Especially if you're considering doing it to the system-wide profile. It could affect the root account as well. The suggestion to put a link in /usr/local/bin or $HOME/bin is usually considered the best way (security-wise) to accomplish what you're after.

Good luck...
 
  


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