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Old 09-27-2009
playing games from another directory?

If "photopia.dat" is a game. To play it, you would normally type "frotz photopia.dat" (assuming you are in the directory where photopia.dat resides).

But what if I'm in my home directory, photopia.dat is in the "games" directory, and I want to play it without switching directories? What command would I use?
# 2  
Old 09-27-2009
Hi,
one way could be to type
cd X;frotz photopia.dat
where X=the name of the directory where photopia.dat resides, or
create a wrapper, a shell script that does it for You.
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Old 09-27-2009
Code:
frotz ~/games/photopia.dat

 

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