paths - a newbie question

Mike Meyer mwm-dated-1049990325.931258 at
Sat Apr 5 07:58:47 PST 2003

In <3E8EF5F3.2040405 at>, Walter <walterk1 at> typed:
> After installing a port using "pkg_add -r <util>," the only
> way I know to be able to type <util> at the command prompt
> to have it execute is either to reboot, or to make an alias
> for it by hand.  Surely there's a better way.  Is there a
> way to make the OS make a link auto-majically?  Thanks.

This is your shell, not the OS. Without knowing which shell you are
using, I can't say for sure, but you might try the "rehash" command.

Mike Meyer <mwm at>
Independent Network/Unix/Perforce consultant, email for more information.

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