How to run a command from anywhere in Mac OS X

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I need to use a command for converting my images to pvrtc. It is located in /Developer/Platforms/iPhoneOS.platform/Developer/usr/bin/texturetool.

Right now I have to be inside that folder to be able to use the command. How can I set it up so I can run this command from anywhere?



You can run it from everywhere by just typing

/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneOS.platform/Developer/usr/bin/texturetool [options here]

at the commandline.

But it is easier to add the folder to your PATH. For this, edit the .bash_profile in your home directory and add the lines:

# Including developer tools
export PATH

This has the advantage that every executable in /Developer/.../usr/bin is available by just typing the name.

if you don’t want to tweak your search PATH, define an alias in your profile

You can call it directly with an absolute path: