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Old 01-22-2007, 01:45 AM   #1
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Shell: command not found / Runs fine with "Run command"

I have some weird problems running some applications. First, I have Small Arms Ballistics, which is started with the command "sab". I can type this into the Run Command box in the KDE menu and it starts just fine. Now, if I try to type "sab" into the shell (konsole), I get "command not found".

The same goes with adept. I can launch it from the KDE menu, but "sudo adept" gives "command not found."

I assume this has something to do with PATH, but have no idea how to fix it. I don't even know where Sab and Adept are on the file system.
Old 01-22-2007, 02:21 AM   #2
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One way to find them is to open the KDE menu editor. You can right-click menu items and select Edit item from the popup menu. The dialog will show you how and where to start these programs if they have menu entries.

If you have the locate utility installed, you may be able to find them that way (locate sab).

You may also want to examine the value of your PATH variable (echo $PATH). If you find that these programs are in directories with lots of other programs, i.e. /usr/bin, you might want to add it to your path.

You can also use the find utility. (find / -name 'sab' -name 'adept')


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