I want to install bedtools (i.e., a c++ source code for manipulating certain types of files). In order to install it the installation instructions says to download the tar file, untar the file, go to the directory of the untar files, and then type make.
The installation instructions are as follows:
curl http://bedtools.googlecode.com/files/BEDTools.<version>.tar.gz > BEDTools.tar.gz tar -zxvf BEDTools.tar.gz cd BEDTools make clean make all sudo cp bin/* /usr/local/bin/
But how can I give it a prefix so I can install it in a specific directory?
I know I could google and try to come up with an answer but since I am installing software I prefer to ask and make sure I am running it right without risking not knowing where I installed it, etc.
I tried make --prefix but prefix is not an option. I am used to using configure, make, make install but this software says to be installed only with make.