Why is it that some bash programs will only run on my system when I type
./ before their name?
An example: In my
[...]/android/sdk folders I have to execute
adb like this:
Why not just
If you run
you will see a list of directories that your system will search for commands to run.
If you want to run commands in your current working directory, then you can run:
You can add this line to your
~/.bash_profile to have this behaviour persistent across sessions.
. is the symbol for your current directory. You have to include the
/ so it knows that it's not a
. at the beginning of the file. If you navigate to a different directory and type the directory of the file, you don't have to have the