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Old 02-01-2005, 07:12 PM   #1
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open a program from anywhere

I need to know how i can link /usr/Local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread
so i could open it up from anywhere i want my just typing in acroread in the terminal..
much like how firefox,emacs would work...

Thanks in advance,
Old 02-01-2005, 07:21 PM   #2
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Just find where Firefox is installed; use:

find / -name firefox

Once you know where it is, do the linking:

ln -s /usr/Local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread /*/acroread


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Old 02-01-2005, 07:54 PM   #3
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/* password */
ln -s /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread /usr/local/bin/acroread
Or you could add /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin to your $PATH
Old 02-01-2005, 07:57 PM   #4
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