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i,m new in Ubuntu and I know that I have to learn a lot....but I have to run this bioinformatic software called "MIRA ASSEMBLER" and I tried but nothing happen!!

To install it they ask me to copy or move the files and soft-links inside this directory to a directory in your $PATH variable. I think I've done following the commands that I found on this forum but it doesn't work..i don't know how i can do to run this program...I'm really in panic!!

Thanks a lot!!

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what they probably mean, is that you have to create a symlink of the binaries to one of locations contained in your $PATH.

Every Linux user has a $PATH, it contains the locations of the directories, where your system will see the binaries/scripts/etc as commands/programs it can execute.

This means that if you put a script in one of those directories, and you make it executable (chmod +x YOURSCRIPT); you will be able to type YOURSCRIPT anywhere in your shell and it will execute the script you placed there.

to find out what they are, simply type echo $PATH

my output looks like this: /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin

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