I'm just starting out with linux. I am running Suse 7.2 personal edition.
How can I install new software such that it is accessible by all users from any directory?
For instance anyone can type "perl foo" from any directory and run perl.
I would also like to do some development on my linux box. I would like to set up a "classpath" variable such that linux will first check for classes, compiled files in whatever directory the user is currently in and then go to a central directory that would server as a "code dump".
Is there a config file somewhere where I can create and set such a variable once and have it be global to everyone, everywhere?
Thanks in advance