bin directory /usr/local/bin

Thomas 'Balu' Walter tw at
Fri Dec 15 10:23:51 PST 2000

+-Matthias Minich-(matthias at[15.12.00 17:27]:
> some progs install their stuff in /usr/local/bin. software inside of
> that directory can only be started if you type ./telnet in this
> directory. I think this must be something like the path=-variable on
> MS-DOS systems...

Actually it is. In bash (or .bashrc in your home-dir) you have to write 

        export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin

You can still add --prefix=/usr to the configure-program of that
software to make it install in /usr/bin and similar - which should be in
your path.


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