making /usr/local/bin accessible

Dave Howorth dhoworth at
Thu May 31 13:23:51 UTC 2007

Milos Prudek wrote:
> The hnb binary 
> is in /usr/local/bin. Under the superuser, hnb runs without specifying the 
> full path. Under non-privileged user, running hnb without specifying the full 
> path results in this error message: 
> -bash: /usr/bin/hnb: No such file or directory
> I have never seen this behaviour under Mandriva. What configuration is 
> responsible for this?

One possibility: some shells, including bash, have a cacheing mechanism
for the paths to commands (see the 'hash' built-in for details). Try
'hash -l' to see if it is cached and 'hash -r' to delete it if so.

Cheers, Dave

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