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Old 11-06-2004, 03:04 AM   #1
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how to make a file that will open specific things for you

how would i go about making a file that would open up a certain directory instead of me typing cd "directory" everytime i want to use that program?

-thanks in advance
Old 11-06-2004, 03:10 AM   #2
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You can create a script file that would do that for you.. Let's call this file


cd /go/to/this/directory

That's it! Put whatever directory in that you want after the cd.
After you create this file, do this command:

chmod +x gothere

And if you want it to be available no matter what directory you are currently in, do something like this:

cp gothere /usr/bin/gothere
Old 11-06-2004, 07:04 AM   #3
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Or you could use your shell alias function, like in Bash :
alias myprogram="cd /path/to/your/directory; ./myprogram"

then you just type :
to access the directory and execute 'myprogram' from here


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