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posted December 07, 2001 09:30 PM      Profile for AMSR   Email AMSR   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I just installed the ncurses package on 10.1.1 and I don't think it got installed. I ran the installer as root, but i ran ettercap and it is not in color. Does anyone know where ncruses is supposed to live? a "find / -name ncurses" reveals nothing.

In addition, anyone know how to add /usr/local/bin to my path? I am using bash and I think it is different than tcsh.



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willy wonka
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posted December 10, 2001 05:48 AM      Profile for willy wonka   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
ettercap is supposed to be in color? hmmmmm.

anyway, ncurses on my machine is here:

not sure how to add to the path in bash. i'd say start digging out rc and/or .login files. if there doesn't seem to be any, create one.



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posted January 06, 2002 03:03 PM      Profile for tunafat   Email tunafat   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
In the rc scripts for whatever shell you're running (~/.bash_profile for bash), you can put in a line similar to the following:

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

That'll append /usr/local/bin to the existing PATH environment variable set by the system.

As a tip, you may want to try the "locate" command instead of the global find. See locate(1) and locate.updatedb(8) for more help. Basically, locate.updatedb runs as a cron job to do a global search of everything and hashes it to a file. Running locate will look in that cache instead of doing a fresh search through everything each time like find. Of course, if you're looking for something that's been updated since the last updatedb job ran, locate won't find it.

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