[ubuntu-uk] Publishing to the software centre

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Wed Apr 23 09:36:46 UTC 2014

On 23 April 2014 10:31, Gareth France <gareth.france at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 23/04/14 10:27, Alan Lord wrote:
>>> So does anyone have any ideas about packaging up this script? I now have
>>> information about how to package it for submission but I still need a
>>> way to run the program from the command line without calling perl.
>> If your script is executable and has the right "shebang" at the start you
>> will not need to call perl.
>> Al
> The script is called seaward.pl, I want it to be run by simply typing
> seaward. How do I achieve this?

Make sure it's got the executable bit set, rename it seaward and make
sure the first line is:-

#!/usr/bin/env perl

Put the file in your path and you're done.


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