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hey'all

does anyway know how I can make a script which resides in dir:

/mypath/a/b/c/d

available to other users without them having to set their environment to

PATH=/mypath/a/b/c/d=$PATH
export PATH

in their profiles. This is done so they can simply type myscript on the command line.

i.e. I don't want every user having to update their profiles or even using them. Is there an easier way to have control of users settings? by the way I am just another user so I haven't got access to /local/bin etc so this would be my own directory.
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They could just type the full path to the script?

Or, you could always ask (nicely) an Admin to add the path in /etc/profile, /etc/environment, or some such. But that might fall on deaf ears.

Would it really kill them just to add either the path, or an alias to the script, in their .profile?

edit: or a sysadmin-created sym-link in some public bin directory (I forgot to mention), as cabrao says Smilie
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If you are not 'root' in order to update /etc/profile or in order to create a symbolic link to /usr/local/bin or something, I believe you are forced to tell users to type full script path or update their PATH variable
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interesting points, yet I guess it leaves me still with the same problem.

ummmm, may have to ask nicely to the admin person then
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On a minor point of syntax there should only be one equals sign in an assignment.

Code:
PATH="/mypath/a/b/c/d:${PATH}"
export PATH


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