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24th September 2004, 04:33 PM
Hi all

I've just installed Linux FC2

Just seeing if anyone knows how to make shortcuts for use in the konsole.

I have installed new version of Firefox and rather than doing it the boring way, clicking windows exploring etc would like to run it via the console


but the installation has put it in its own directory.

So I have to cd firefox folder
cd ...blah blah
then run.

Thanks all

24th September 2004, 04:46 PM
do, as root,

ln -s /path_to_firefox/firefox /usr/local/bin/firefox

That creates a link in /usr/local/bin to firefox. After that you should be able to just type 'firefox' from anywhere.

That will work for all users, if you just want it for yourself, create a ~/bin if it doesn't exist and use this:

ln -s /path_to_firefox/firefox ~/bin/firefox

[EDIT] stupid typos.....

24th September 2004, 04:46 PM
there are several ways to do this, but my favorite is to use an alias...

you can use an alias to launch from command line:

$ alias name=command
If the command has arguments, then quotes (single or double) must be used:
$ alias name="command argument ..."

you would edit your /etc/bashrc file (must be root)
and add the alias

for example I use the "x" for exit while in console
this would look like this:
alias x=exit

you can run source bashrc ...which will allow you to use the alias right away.

24th September 2004, 05:04 PM
Thanks guys

Also does anyone know of good pages for Linux beginners?

User guides?

Thanks all

Reps have been added

24th September 2004, 06:09 PM
You may want to keep an eye on this website


There are tons out there, but I find this one to have a lot of information.

24th September 2004, 10:10 PM
www.fedorafaq.org is a good tutorial

24th September 2004, 10:18 PM
http://fedoraguide.org/fc2/fc2beginnersguide.html is also a very good tutorial, specially crafted for beginners in mind :D

24th September 2004, 10:20 PM
there are 2 good books and they're not expensive which i recommend:
1. linux cookbook
2. linux by Orreilly it covers fedora

you will find many commands lessons that useful btw i purchased books at amazon.com

24th September 2004, 10:24 PM
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/ Of cos, this link as well. All the basic information you need to learn about RH9. Very closely knitted to FC2, I am sure it will come in handy. :D

25th September 2004, 09:35 AM
Again, more great responses from the Forum users

Thanks people!!!!

25th September 2004, 11:51 AM
Again, more great responses from the Forum users

Thanks people!!!!

Anytime eggsy85, always welcome. :)