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Old 11-06-2008, 07:28 PM   #1
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Permanent PATH variable with azureus

Hello folks,

I have downloaded azureus(torrent client) and untared it in /usr/local
the directory formed is vuze.So the executable is in /usr/local/vuze.
Whenever i have to run it i have to go to /usr/local/vuze and do ./azureus.I want to run it from the shell as ./azureus.Whenever i do PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/vuze and ./azureus , i am able to run it but i want to add it permanently to the PATH .So i opened $HOME/.bashrc and added

export PATH="$PATH:/usr/local/vuze" to it , after that i closed the shell and reopend it , now when i do echo $PATH i get /usr/local/vuze in the PATH but i am still not able to run it like ./azureus.

Any help is appreciated.

Old 11-06-2008, 07:37 PM   #2
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Run it as azureus without the ./

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Old 11-06-2008, 07:47 PM   #3
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Thanks i got it working , can you please explain the logic behind it , i am new to linux and i have a question why ./filename is used to run the executables.

Old 11-06-2008, 07:50 PM   #4
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./ means "in the current directory". Unless your terminal is pointing at /usr/local, that obviously means that azureus will not be found.
Old 11-06-2008, 08:31 PM   #5
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Thanks understood the difference.



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