[PD] alias.mine file for OSX
atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
Thu Jan 30 15:54:24 CET 2003
Alex from Idoia said this at Thu, 30 Jan 2003 13:49:52 +0000:
>In the pd doc, is said that we can create an alias for pd to avoid to
>type the complete path everytime we open a terminal window. It is also
>said to add the alias command line in the ~/.tcshrc file to keep track
>of the alias for further uses.
>Is that something to do with an alias.mine file ? How to create a such
>file ? I could not find the ~/.tcshrc.
You can create such a file by opening the terminal, and typing:
and then once you are in the editor, by typing:
alias pd '/usr/local/pd/bin/pd'
set path = ( "/usr/local/pd/bin" $path )
Close the file with Ctrl-x, answering the question with 'y',
and accepting the filename with 'RETURN'.
While you're at it, you can create a .pdrc file, by typing:
and again, once in the editor, enter some useful stuff like:
Again close the file by keying Ctrl-x y RETURN.
You won't be able to see these files in the finder normally,
nor will you be able to create them using a normal MacOSX GUI-
driven app, since these are "hidden" files.
I hope that these instructions are clear enough to get you started.
More information on these "dotfiles" (and a more complex but
"correct" way of setting up this configuration) are available
in the terminal by typing:
Adam T. Lindsay atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
Computing Dept, Lancaster University +44(0)1524/594.537
Lancaster, LA1 4YR, UK Fax:+44(0)1524/593.608
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