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Old 04-08-2003, 05:34 AM   #1
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Running a new program

I think this is a real newbie question, sorry.

I've just been through the procedure to install a new application on Redhat 7.2. (The application was swftools, but I don't think it's relevant to my question).

All the wget, gzip, make, make install commands seemed to work sucessfully, but when I try to run the newly installed application I get this:

pdf2swf -h

bash: pdf2swf: command not found

I get this when I am in the directory where I think the relevant executable file resides.

What am I doing wrong? I am sure it must be something really simple.
Old 04-08-2003, 05:55 AM   #2
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Just so nobody wastes time answering me, I've worked it out:

./pdf2swf -h
Old 04-08-2003, 01:04 PM   #3
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You understand why this works though?
Old 04-08-2003, 03:54 PM   #4
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btw if you dont know where the app is installed do a
whereis app
or locate app
Old 04-08-2003, 04:00 PM   #5
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If you fresh install an app you may want to run "updatedb" before using locate.


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