most commands are only usable by "root"
but not all
i am guessing you edited the file /ect/profile
fedora splits up some programs into the "/bin" and /sbin
sbin will be in the root account $PATH
but NOT the normal user -- there is NO program in there that a normal user can use
however in your normal user home folder there is a hidden file " .bash_profile"
/usr/bin ans /bin should be in that
is this a typo ?
it is missing things -- a few :::::
This server is an Amazon EC2 server image of Fedora 17
so this install is a disk image of some other computer
and just dropped onto a new and different computer ?
or something else ?