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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?

Thanks

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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
PATH="/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneOS.platform/Developer/usr/bin:${PATH}"
export PATH

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

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

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You can call it directly with an absolute path:

/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneOS.platform/Developer/usr/bin/texturetool
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