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Old 08-17-2003, 06:35 PM   #1
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PATH statement editing?


How can I view and edit the PATH statement?
 
Old 08-17-2003, 06:55 PM   #2
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To display your PATH variable, at a command-line, type:

echo $PATH


To edit your PATH variable, open a text editor, then open the .bash_profile file in your home directory. You should see a line like:

PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin

Change that line to include what you want. If, for instance, you wanted to include /usr/local/test/bin to the path, change the above line to:

PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin:/usr/local/test/bin

Save the file, log out, and log back in.
 
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If you want to enable it for only the session, type "export PATH=<etc>"
 
  


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