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Install yEd for all users (Linux)

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When I install yEd on my Linux box (Linux Mint - a shared family computer), it is installed in my /home/ directory and only I can access it. Any other user on this computer will have to install it themselves.

What do I need to do to install it so that all users on this computer can have access to a single install of yEd?
asked Jun 3, 2015 in Help by anonymous

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(NB, I'm a user, not an admin).

Here's how I would do this:

* Install the JRE system wide (I use ubuntu not Mint, but I'm sure Mint's package manager will have a java version).

* Download just the executable jar file from the download page.

* Unzip it into (e.g.) /usr/local/bin/yed-3.15

Create a file /usr/local/bin/yed, containing:

cd /usr/local/bin/yed-3.15
java -jar yed.jar $@ &> /dev/null

* Do: "chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/yed"

Then as long as your users have /usr/local/bin in their $PATH then simply running "yed" from the command line should work.
answered Mar 14, 2016 by PhilEvans (330 points)