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Old 01-25-2011, 11:28 PM   #1
wolfv
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Question How to add a directory to PATH?


I carefully followed instructions on how to add a directory to PATH, but it's not working.
I export PATH from .bash_profile in my home directory, but when I rebooted, nothing was added to PATH.

Code:
~$ pwd
/home/wolf
~$ echo $SHELL
/bin/bash
~$ more .bash_profile
export PATH=$PATH:/home/wolf/.gem/ruby/1.8/bin
~/rspec/hello/spec$ printenv PATH
/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
When I add the same directory from the terminal, it works (until the session ends):

Code:
~$ export PATH=$PATH:/home/wolf/.gem/ruby/1.8/bin
~$ printenv PATH
/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/home/wolf/.gem/ruby/1.8/bin
How to have a directory in PATH every time I boot?
I am running Ubuntu 10.4

Thank you
 
Old 01-25-2011, 11:59 PM   #2
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Hi,

try adding it in your .bashrc instead of .bash_profile. Do not forget to source it afterwards.
 
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:27 PM   #3
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Thanks crts, that worked!
 
  


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