Im not a linux admin by far but ive been playing with node lately... a package im trying to use wasnt happy with b/c tar and i found i was running tar (GNU tar) 1.15.1
i downloaded the new version to /usr/local/src unpacked it and installed it with ./configure FORCE_UNSAFE_CONFIGURE=1 --bindir=/usr/local/bin/ make make install
I had to use force unsafe because i couldnt run configure without being root i told it to use --bindir=/usr/local/bin/ because I wanted it to be my default tar i got the path by doing 'which tar' and i got the path /usr/local/bin/tar
so now the new tar is installed but when i do 'tar --version' i still see old version number
how do i set the new tar to be the default?