Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!


Click here to return to the 'Put cscreen in /usr/local/bin instead of /' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Put cscreen in /usr/local/bin instead of /
Authored by: bugmenot on Aug 11, '06 02:19:42AM

/ is a poor place to put a program. You wouldn't put a graphical application there; you'd put it in /Applications/, where it belongs. The unix equivalent of /Applications/ is /usr/local/bin/, and that's where i recommend putting cscreen. This keeps your hard drive tidier for when you browse around the command line, and since the shell looks for programs there, you can invoke cscreen from Terminal as just cscreen, no directory before the name. However, it's still best to use the full path when you write a script, for security and compatibility.



[ Reply to This | # ]