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Old 11-22-2007
Originally Posted by farl
Grail and Porter thanks for replies.

Creating a .profile file containing
alias seamk=/seakey/seamonkey/seamonkey
at / or at /home did not work, just got
/usr/bin/ksh seamk:not found.
Again, you should create the .profile on $HOME, in your case, on "/"

Originally Posted by farl
On my AIX 5.3 machine where I use /usr/bin/firefox to open the browser the second method
ln -s /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/fire
did not work, I got cannot execute /usr/mozilla/firefox/fire-bin
That's not a question of ln. In this case I would use an alias.

Originally Posted by farl
Could I trouble you for one more reply.
Do I have to uninstall or delete anything where the ln -s command did not work on AIX 5.3. Am content to enter /usr/bin/firefox each time to run the browser.
Just delete the link.

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