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Old 01-23-2002, 02:35 AM   #1
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linking to a Shell-script

I would like to create a symlink in the /usr/bin directory to run a shell-script file. In short, I want to be able to run netscape 6.2 from the command line with out having to be in the /usr/local/netscape dir. Can this be done via "ln" or is there a better way? I have tried to create both soft and hard links, both have failed.
Old 01-23-2002, 03:22 AM   #2
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why don't you just copy the netscape executable to /usr/bin ?!?!?!?!???
Old 01-23-2002, 08:04 AM   #3
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Copying isn't always the best. You could either make the link or add /usr/local/netscape to your path.

ln -s /usr/local/netscape/netscape /usr/bin/netscape

The -s is for a symbolic link not a soft link.

To add it to your path you could add the following line in ~/.bashrc. Or any of the other startup scripts you use.

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/bin/netscape

Last edited by Mik; 01-23-2002 at 08:06 AM.
Old 01-23-2002, 11:42 AM   #4
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Thanks for the help. Adding it to the path worked fine.


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