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Old 01-15-2005, 08:08 AM   #1
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$PATH for root to /sbin


How do I give root direct path to /sbin ?
everytime I run a app in /sbin , I have to type /sbin/app . instead of just app.
Debian will allow to just type in app, why does RedHat complicate things ?

Jim

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Old 01-15-2005, 08:16 AM   #2
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You just need to edit /root/.profile and add it to the PATH environment variable.

If you are su-ing to root you may need to use "su -" or add it to the user's path as well.
 
Old 01-15-2005, 09:40 AM   #3
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In /root/bash_profile,
there is a entry PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin
Should another entry be edited in, as,
PATH=$PATH:$HOME/sbin ??

Jim
 
Old 01-15-2005, 09:55 AM   #4
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Nope, change the line to read
Code:
PATH=$PATH:/sbin:$HOME/bin
If you put $HOME/sbin then it would look in /root/sbin which is not where the directory is located.
 
Old 01-15-2005, 10:15 AM   #5
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Thanks for your help.

Jim
 
Old 01-15-2005, 10:29 AM   #6
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No problem... I am to assume that this solved the issue right? It works like you want it to now.
 
Old 01-15-2005, 12:07 PM   #7
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Sure did.
I don't understand why RedHat does it that way.

Thanks again
Jim
 
  


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