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Old 01-24-2005, 11:57 PM   #1
zchoyt
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want to type <exename> instead of ./<exename>


I somehow got my FC2 box to behave this way, but I don't remember how. Does anyone know? I have a FC3 box now and I have to always type ./ in front of the exe name.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 11:58 PM   #2
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While this is a security risk, the solution is to add . to your $PATH. You can do so with this command:
Code:
export PATH "$PATH:."
 
Old 02-02-2005, 09:48 PM   #3
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What would the exact syntax be to add this to the .bash_profile file?

Here is what I have tried:
PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin:.
PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin:"."
PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin:'.'


When I go to source the file, I keep getting "not a valid identifier":
............/root/bin:/root/bin:.': not a valid identifier


I obviously have the syntax wrong.

Please help
 
Old 02-02-2005, 10:02 PM   #4
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try

PATH="$PATH:$HOME/bin:."
 
Old 02-03-2005, 12:05 AM   #5
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You have to export the PATH variable to the Shell. In your .bash_profile

Code:
export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin:.
Quote:
When I go to source the file, I keep getting "not a valid identifier":
............/root/bin:/root/bin:.': not a valid identifier
Don't do this for the root user. It is a security risk. Only add the current directory to the path for non-root users.

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
Old 02-03-2005, 03:41 AM   #6
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Ok, I was beeing hasty. I didn't include the export keyword. Thanks
 
Old 02-03-2005, 06:57 AM   #7
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oh please don't do this, it's really really nasty.

it doesn't make any sense to be able to run a command from one driectory, and not from another. please stick to standards, they are there for a VERY good reason.
 
  


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