[Ifeffit] Getting started in OS X...

Scott Calvin scalvin at anvil.nrl.navy.mil
Tue May 27 16:50:05 CDT 2003

Hi all,

Forgive what is essentially a naive Mac question (I think), but 
perhaps it would be of service to others hoping to get IFEFFIT and 
the companion packages up and running on OS X:

As background, the small amount of UNIX experience I have is coated 
with a 15-year layer of rust. I would very much like to start using 
Matt's and Bruce's new packages on my Mac, but am finding the 
installation process a bit daunting. I'm therefore starting simple, 
with what I suspect is a simple problem.

I downloaded the IFEFFIT binary installer for OS X from the IFEFFIT 
home page, installed it, changed the .tchsrc file in my home 
directory as indicated in the installation directions, and restarted. 
I then opened the terminal program that comes with OS X, typed 
IFEFFIT and got:

ifeffit: Command not found.

I can see the program sitting in the right directory, and even if I 
sit in that directory and type the command I get the same response. I 
am using system 10.2.6.

What am I missing or not doing?

And if that works, then I'll start in on Artemis and Athena...

--Scott Calvin
Naval Research Lab
Code 6344

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