Include libexec directory for script when run

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Old 10-27-2013
Include libexec directory for script when run

Hi everyone!

This is my first post, so bear with me.

I have this script, vpm, which make use of the libexec directory for commands intended to be run by the bin/vpm binary. I want to add the libexec directory to $PATH when running the vpm binary. I don't want the script itself to try figure out where the path is, so I want to specify the path during installation.

Currently the binary have this line export PATH="%VPM_LIBEXECDIR%:$PATH". When I install the script I just replace "%VPM_LIBEXECDIR%" with the actual path.

This works, but it's problematic when I develop locally because then I just want to run the script directly by going to the directory and run ./bin/vpm.

How does people usually solve this problem?
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Old 10-27-2013
You can run your script like this:
PATH=/your/libexec/path:$PATH ./bin/vpm

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Old 10-27-2013
But of course, why didn't I think of that! Thank you. I guess the only thing that will be bugging me a bit is the fact that the string "%VPM_LIBEXECPATH%" is present in $PATH, which is kind of ugly. Then, again, this will only occur when running it directly (no installation).
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