# start sage

System: #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt25-2 (2016-04-08)

type in from command line "sage" error says, "bash: sage: command not found" How can I start sage. Thanks.

start sage

System: #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt25-2 (2016-04-08)

type in from command line "sage" error says, "bash: sage: command not found" How can I start sage. Thanks.

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Installing Sage just installs Sage, it does not automatically make the `sage`

command point to Sage.

So either change directory to where sage is installed and run `./sage`

as @eric_g suggests,
or take one of the following steps.

use an alias by adding this line in your

`.bashrc`

or`.bash_profile`

settings file:`alias sage='/path/to/sage'`

or add a symbolic link in a place that is in your PATH, say

`/usr/local/bin`

, by running the command`$ sudo ln -s /path/to/sage /usr/local/bin`

(you would replace `/path/to/sage`

by the actual path to the `sage`

executable you have installed).

A related trick: GAP, Singular, etc., are bundled with Sage. There is a command
to create creating symbolic links for all of them in a chosen directory. To create
the symbolic links in `/usr/local/bin`

, run this command:

```
$ sudo sage -c "install_scripts('/usr/local/bin')
```

Asked: **
2016-07-11 12:55:16 -0500
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Last updated: **Jul 12 '16**

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How did you install Sage ?

Have you tried to type

`./sage`

(from the sage root directory), instead of`sage`

?