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Old 01-24-2012, 08:33 AM   #1
chiendarret
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Bash and path issue


Attempted running of "filename.py", having "#!/usr/bin/env python" as first line, by commanding "filename" from inside a subfolder of /usr/local failed with error

bash: filename.py: command not found.

I had to command either "python filename.py" or "./filename.py" in order that the python program executes.

Question: how to fix "bash" in order that the directory from where the command was issued is on my path?

thanks, chiendarret
 
Old 01-24-2012, 08:51 AM   #2
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Create this file in folder where by standard system searches for execute, so: "/usr/local/bin" or "$HOME/bin" if this is added to your PATH. Eventually add this directory to PATH environment variable. For example
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export PATH=$PATH:/additional/path
But the first method is preferred.
 
Old 01-24-2012, 09:31 AM   #3
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Your shell will only execute commands that have a clear absolute or relative path prefixing them, or are in a directory defined by your $PATH variable.

Permanent modifications of PATH are done in your shell start-up scripts. See the INVOCATION section of the bash man page for a description of which files it loads when starting on your system.
 
Old 01-25-2012, 01:13 AM   #4
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