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Old 03-29-2007, 06:01 PM   #1
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linking to a program


Hi,
Can anyone help with this. I have just installed a program and after installing it got this script on screen:



============================================
Creating "./pymol" startup script with
PYMOL_PATH=/home/TimM/bin/pymol
============================================
If you need to move PyMOL in the future,
re-run "./setup.sh" afterwards.
============================================
You may now want to copy or link:
"/home/TimM/bin/pymol/pymol"
to something like "/usr/local/bin/pymol"
============================================
Enjoy!

TimM@linux-eslv:~/bin/pymol>
[/HTML]

I would like to be able to type :

[HTML]./pymol[/HTML]

at a command prompt without cd'ing to the directory that pymol is in first i.e. /home/TimM/bin/pymol

How do I create such a link?

Thanks,
Tim
 
Old 03-29-2007, 06:17 PM   #2
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The command is
Code:
ln -s <path to program> <path to wherever you want the link>
so in this case it would be
Code:
ln -s /usr/local/bin/pymol ~/bin/pymol/pymol
(~ means /home/username)
 
Old 03-29-2007, 06:18 PM   #3
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You can create a symbolic link using ln:

ln -s [path of file to link] [path of link]

example ... if I wanted to create a symbolic link in my root home directory:
Code:
ln -s /home/TimM/bin/pymol/pymol ~home/pymol
Then if you are in your home directory ... you can run ./pymol
 
Old 03-29-2007, 07:15 PM   #4
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Hi,
Thanks for the replies. Something strange is happening now though. When I type ./ pymol, I still get pymol not found.Even when I CD to the pymol folder and type ./pymol, my Suse linux takes me back to the log in screen. Any ideas?? I've tried reinstalling again, but with no change.

Thanks again,
Tim
 
Old 03-29-2007, 07:27 PM   #5
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Ah, I see what is happening now. When I log in under the name on which the program was originally installed, I can cd to bin, then pymol, then ./pymol and it works.
Should I have installed it as root so that all users could access it?
Symbolic link still doesnt see to work though.

Tim
 
Old 03-29-2007, 07:38 PM   #6
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What message do you get when you try to execute using the link ?
 
  


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