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Old 07-25-2005, 02:55 PM   #1
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./main to main

Under Red Hat I need to type ./main to execute the code, whereas it is just "main" under Silicon Graphics. I thought the difference was from different shells. Is it possible to do something so that I can start the execution by typing "main" without "./" in front?

Old 07-25-2005, 02:58 PM   #2
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You need to add . (ie. the current directory) to your $PATH.

Edit: sorry, Matir is right.

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Old 07-25-2005, 03:02 PM   #3
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under bash, you would need:
export PATH=$PATH:.
This has many security implications, particularly on multiuser systems, but those can largely be mitigated by placing it at the END of the path.
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I love this forum!!! I just typed it in and I got two responses with solution within minutes!!!!

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