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Old 10-30-2002, 08:45 AM   #1
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running program in local directory


My linux box has suse 8 installed. I am running my own code and always I need to execute it as "./mycode.exe". When running scripts the "./" could be annoying.

Is there a way to configure my computer so that I get rid of the "./". Thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-30-2002, 08:56 AM   #2
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Put file in one of your PATH directories, or a link to it

at the command prompt, enter "echo $PATH" that will tell you what paths you're using for commands.

What I suggest is creating a ~yourhomedir/bin directory and adding that directory to your path. Then put your scripts and executables in that directory.

If you don't like that idea, just put the executable in one of the paths that the above command spits out, or put a link to the executable in one of those dirs.

Good luck
 
Old 10-30-2002, 09:36 AM   #3
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That solves the problem, but then I have to put all the executables and scripts in /myhome/bin/ and it doesn't work for me (too may executables). Any more ideas!!!
 
Old 10-30-2002, 09:38 AM   #4
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You can modify your path to include current directory (.) in it, but it is a security hole, so it is not advisable:
export PATH=$PATH:.
 
Old 10-30-2002, 09:39 AM   #5
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Easy, add your current directory to your PATH


ex. from .bashrc


export PATH=.:$PATH

the . means the current directory
the : is a seperator

I think that's what your looking for.
 
Old 10-30-2002, 09:40 AM   #6
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Beaten to the punch
 
Old 11-04-2002, 06:48 PM   #7
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Hey, Could you please be more specific about the security holes this action would have?. Thx.
 
  


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