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Kevin

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ovito on Linux
« on: February 02, 2018, 08:07:54 PM »
Ovito executable file on linux seems to be not a 'stand-alone' executable. So if I move 'ovitos' executable to '~/bin', ovitos wouldn't work.

I am currently using both 2.9.0 and 3.0.0 version, and am trying to find a way to run both versions of 'ovitos'.

I could add the ovito directory to $PATH environment, but then ovitos (2.9.0) and ovitos(3.0.0) will not be distinguished. Is there a way to distinguish two versions of ovitos with different name? (Would it be possible to change the name of 'ovitos' to 'ovitos3')
« Last Edit: February 02, 2018, 08:41:46 PM by Kevin »

Kevin

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Re: ovito on Linux
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 10:06:49 PM »
Nevermind.
Changing name of 'ovitos' works.
So, I changed 'ovitos' to 'ovitos3', and it still works.

Alexander Stukowski

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Re: ovito on Linux
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 10:26:41 PM »
Yes, changing the name of the executable is possible, but it has to remain inside the bin/ directory.

If you want to make the executable runnable from another directory, possibly under a different name, you can create a symbolic link to the executable using the "ln -s" Linux command.