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#1 2007-11-26 22:27:36

Flasher
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From: Bavaria / Germany
Registered: 2005-04-24
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Where to place scripts correctly?

Hi!

In the last days I wrote a special login/mount script for my linux-clients, to automatically mount all share for a specific user. It works perfectly smile

But I don't know, where is the right place for this script. It's a global script for all users on the system.

I moved it to /usr/local/bin, correct?

Best regards,

Flasher

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#2 2007-11-26 22:29:54

phrakture
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Re: Where to place scripts correctly?

Yeah, typically system-wide stuff like that would be placed in /usr/local, and personal scripts go in ~/

For instance, if the script was for more than just me, it'd go to /usr/local/bin/, but if it was for only me, I'd do it in ~/bin/

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#3 2007-11-26 23:55:17

Flasher
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Re: Where to place scripts correctly?

Wow help from the big boss wink Thank you!

Why I don't get help from Bill Gates, when I have windows problems? lol

Greetings,

Flasher

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#4 2007-11-27 00:37:34

phrakture
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Re: Where to place scripts correctly?

Flasher wrote:

Wow help from the big boss wink Thank you!

Hah, I didn't get that post count doing nothing big_smile

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#5 2007-11-27 10:31:21

ReaphSharc
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Re: Where to place scripts correctly?

Flasher wrote:

Why I don't get help from Bill Gates, when I have windows problems? lol

Because you are currently 759,027,890,875,902,869,057,472,907,858,907,278,976,903,478,690,582,906 in line for help with your oldest windows problem. big_smile:D:D

(horribly off-topic, but sorry; couldn't resist that one...)


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#6 2007-11-28 14:59:45

jacko
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Re: Where to place scripts correctly?

I tried to put my pacman-cage script in /usr/local/bin and I had type out the full path to run the script in terminal.

I put it in /usr/bin where everything else is located and it runs...

pacman-cage

from terminal. So where do script files go again if they are to be used system wide?

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#7 2007-11-28 16:33:12

firecat53
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Re: Where to place scripts correctly?

/usr/local/bin or /usr/local/sbin are still good places.....you just need to update your PATH variable smile

Scott

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#8 2007-11-28 17:39:06

jacko
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Re: Where to place scripts correctly?

firecat53 wrote:

/usr/local/bin or /usr/local/sbin are still good places.....you just need to update your PATH variable smile

Scott

do u wanna expand on your answer a little more?

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#9 2007-11-28 17:47:20

tehanomaly
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Re: Where to place scripts correctly?

add the line

export PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:$PATH

to your ~/.bashrc file or to make it global, your /etc/rc.local file.

/usr/local/bin is a nice place to keep custom scripts as it isn't generally used by Arch packages (they default to /usr/bin)


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#10 2007-11-28 18:26:07

fflarex
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Re: Where to place scripts correctly?

Anyone else here feel an irrational need to keep their personal scripts in ~/.bin to hide it from graphical file managers?

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#11 2007-11-28 19:10:22

hybrid
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Registered: 2007-02-05
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Re: Where to place scripts correctly?

nope.
Not at all.

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#12 2007-11-28 19:52:43

nogoma
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Re: Where to place scripts correctly?

fflarex wrote:

Anyone else here feel an irrational need to keep their personal scripts in ~/.bin to hide it from graphical file managers?

Yep, I in fact keep ~/.bin which symlinks to dirs like ~/.scripts (scripts I wrote), ~/.apps (third party apps that didn't warrant an install via pacman), etc. Don't need that clutter when ls'ing or browsing w/ konqueror.


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