Setting the path for sbin executables
I'm semi-new to Linux, and still trying to learn the ropes. Here's a problem that hopefully someone can answer:
I'm using Gnome on startup. If I open a terminal window and try to type in commands like iwconfig, ifconfig, chkconfig, etc (stuff that's in the /sbin directory), they won't execute. I have to go to the directory and manually type ./<filename> to get them to work. This is probably a simple problem of setting a correct path or something... can someone help me?
Also, what's the difference between putting the ./ in front or not? How do I make executables work so I don't need to do this? Thanks!