Adding a new command
peter at boosten.org
Sat Jul 7 16:42:16 UTC 2007
Lisa Casey wrote:
> Once I get this new system going I promise I'll quit pestering you folks
> Got another question. This should be simple to answer. I've done this
> before but can't seem to replicate it this morning. I have a few scripts
> my employees use to do things such as add a new radius user, restart the
> radius server and tail the radius log file. The most simple one is
> radlog. The file radlog contains the line:
> tail -f /var/log/radius.log
> I need to be able to type radlog from anywhere on the system and have it
> I put the file radlog in /bin (/bin and /sbin are all in my shell's
> path). Ownership is root/wheel permissions are 555 (I've tried 700 and
> 777 - these don't need write access though). But when I type radlog I
> get command not found. I can type ./bin/radlog and it works but I don't
> want that. I thought if the file was in my path and if it was executable
> just typing the name of the file from anywhere would work but evidently
> I'm overlooking something. What?
try typing 'rehash' first (without the quotes).
It's more obvious to put local scripts in /usr/local/bin, IMHO.
Hope this helps.
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