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Old 09-15-2004, 05:29 PM   #1
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Bin Shell Scripts

I downloaded the binary version of Scilab 3.0, unzipped the gzip file, and typed "make" to make the file, as instructed in the readme. to run the program though, you're supposed to

Run Scilab by executing "scilab" (shell script in bin).

how do i do that? im not familiar with the terminology. if i just type "scilab" into terminal it doesnt know what to do
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It may be referring to the subdirectory bin of the current directory, in which case:


will get it working. You can also use find to find the exact location of a file.
Old 09-15-2004, 06:11 PM   #3
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its not in bin/scilab, but i did try searching for it using find

i typed in

find /root "scilab"

is that correct? because it went through everytihng and said no files or directories existed when i nfact i know that at least the downloaded compressed file and the folder where i unzipped the file exist with "scilab" as part of their filename
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Nevermind i figured out where the file was....i still dont know how to use find correctly though

on the other hand, i would like to write a script so that instead of having to cd to the scilab dir every time i can just type "scilab" in terminal. like how emacs works

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