What do I change so I don't have to type in a "./" before executing a shell script?

Posted on 2003-03-17
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What do I change so I don't have to type in a "./" before executing a shell script?
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fyi... ksh
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Add the path to the PATH environment variable.

For example, if the script is in /usr/local/scripts then doing

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/scripts will add /usr/local/scripts to the search path.

Add to your .profile to make the changes permanent.

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You need to add a '.' to your path.


This is normally done for regular users and not root.  The dot '.' represents your current directory and the PATH variable tells the shell where to look for thing you type.
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I wouldn't recommend adding a . to the path for even regular users.

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