Originally Posted by petersk
I found /etc/environment in kubuntu that looks like it has the default path for everyone.
Last time I checked, kubuntu isn't RHEL so how's that really going to help the OP with their question?
As for the actual path priority, really doesn't matter, /usr/bin will come before /usr/local/bin in most cases. If a user want's this preference changed, then have them set it in their own .bashrc or .bash_profile