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Old 09-28-2006, 08:12 PM   #1
canuck_barlow
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Adding Commands


How do you make it so you don't have to type in the complete command path? I just installed java and don't really want to write:

Code:
/usr/java/jdk1.5.0_08/bin/javac
everytime I need to compile. I have a feeling all I have to do is add this path to a config file somewhere but I can't remember where.
 
Old 09-28-2006, 08:29 PM   #2
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Example of adding a path to your user account. Add a line like this to ~/.bashrc in your home directory.
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/java/jdk1.5.0_08/bin/

Brian1
 
Old 09-28-2006, 10:50 PM   #3
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Or you could add a symlink to your /usr/bin.
Code:
ln -s /usr/java/jdk1.5.0_08/bin/javac /usr/bin/javac
 
Old 09-29-2006, 02:25 AM   #4
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In the case of java - definitely add it to your PATH as Brian1 suggested. The reason for this is that there are other java programs such as java, javac, javadoc ...

Also, I think Fedora comes with GNU Java - which is all in /usr/bin. If you add the java directory to your path thus:
Code:
export PATH=/usr/java/jdk1.5.0_08/bin/:$PATH
then entering the java command will result in the correct one being executed.

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
  


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