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    /usr/local/bin on mac mini Lion
    I come from a linux background. I am used to using /usr/local/bin for applications
    compiled on the machine or for shell scripts.
    I note that /usr/local/bin is in my env path, but it doesn't exist. Would there
    be any issues if I were to create it?
    thanks
    tim
    Software developer since 1987, web programmer since
    1996. Linux user since 2000. 2011 mac mini, 8 Gb RAM.

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    Specs:
    MacBookAir5,2:10.9.5-MacMini3,1:10.9.5-iPhone6,1:8.4.1
    You can create it and add it to your profile path. I have many little sub directories...

    MacGyver:/usr/local <username>$ ls
    bin clamXav include lib sbin share

    Or, you can use /usr/bin

    MacGyver:/usr dcram$ ls
    X11 bin include libexec local share
    X11R6 etc lib llvm-gcc-4.2 sbin standalone
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    That way you'll be a mile away from him, and you'll have his shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ-linux View Post
    You can create it and add it to your profile path. I have many little sub directories...

    MacGyver:/usr/local <username>$ ls
    bin clamXav include lib sbin share

    Or, you can use /usr/bin

    MacGyver:/usr dcram$ ls
    X11 bin include libexec local share
    X11R6 etc lib llvm-gcc-4.2 sbin standalone
    Thank you. That is what I needed to know.
    cheers
    Software developer since 1987, web programmer since
    1996. Linux user since 2000. 2011 mac mini, 8 Gb RAM.

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