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where to put them
Authored by: digitalone on Jun 18, '03 03:24:25AM

But better, instead of installing them in bin, you can edit you PATH in your .tcsh file (hidden in your home directory) by following these commands:

set zpath = ($path) <--takes the current value of path
set npath = (/usr/local/bin) <--the new path addition
set path = ($zpath $npath) <--the old path and the new path in happy harmony

/usr/local/bin is the default directory user installed binaries on *NIX machines. /bin is for protected binaries commonly used for the system. It's not a great idea to make changes to this directory, by policy.

Anyways, this will make it easier when you are installing *NIX binaries.


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