If you or write , it's good to put them in one directory. This can be a subdirectory of your home directory. Or, if several people want to use these programs, you could pick any other directory - as long as you have write access to it. Usually, the directory's name is something like bin-though I name mine to keep it from cluttering my ls listings.
For instance, to make a bin under your home directory, type:
Once you have a directory for storing programs, be sure that the shell
can find the programs in it.
Type the command
$PATH and look for the directory's pathname.
For instance, if your directory is called /u/walt/bin, you should see:
If the directory isn't in your PATH,.
Finally, if other people are sharing the directory, use a command liketo give them access.
When you add a new program to your bin directory, if you use the C shell, you need to use the shell's rehash command. That's because the C shell doesn't search your path directly but instead uses a hash table to find the commands more quickly.