PATH work with relative directories

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I'm trying to get a program to work that isn't in my distro's package manager. It doesn't provide a makefile or sources, just binaries. If I copy the whole folder to /usr/local and then add that to my PATH in .bashrc, I can execute the program but there are problems. The program requires some local files from its directory, and they are stored as a relative path. The program looks for the files in the directory I'm currently in, not the directory that the program itself is in. Is there any way around this? Thanks. (HowTos)