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Old 06-06-2011
Command not found error

I have a program called abc installed in /usr/local/bin.
My path is as follows:
# echo $PATH    

However, when entering the abc command, the following error appears:
# abc
abc: Command not found

When entering the command with the full path, the program does start:
# /usr/local/bin/abc

How do I make abc start from the command line without having to type in the full path?

Last edited by figaro; 06-06-2011 at 06:17 PM.. Reason: Removed typo
# 2  
Old 06-06-2011
First type:
which abc

Then you can change the order of your PATH to include the directory where "abc" is located before the location of the other "abc".
# 3  
Old 06-07-2011
Thank you for your answer. In this particular case:
# which abc

# 4  
Old 06-07-2011
Put in your script. do not export PATH=/sbin:/bin:..... directly.
export PATH


# 5  
Old 06-08-2011
Thank you for your response. Can you explain exactly what the code does and which part needs to be executed? Thank you in advance.
# 6  
Old 06-08-2011
Originally Posted by figaro
Thank you for your response. Can you explain exactly what the code does
Sets PATH to /sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/root/bin
and which part needs to be executed?
All of it
# 7  
Old 06-08-2011
Assuming that the "export" does not fix your problem, please check the output from:
ls -lad /usr/local/bin/abc
file /usr/local/bin/abc

Ps: We have all assumed that you are using a modern Bourne-like Shell (e.g. bash) on a mainstream Operating System. If it is something unusual like BusyBox or "csh" please state your environment.

Last edited by methyl; 06-08-2011 at 08:09 PM..
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