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Old 02-11-2003, 09:26 PM   #1
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What file hold the PATH statement


As a newbie I have not been able to figure out in what file the PATH variable is set.

Also, what file should contain custom startup commands?

Bill
 
Old 02-11-2003, 09:28 PM   #2
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Depending on what shell you use (RH 8 uses BASH by default) it will be in your .rc file. E.G. for BASH, you'll set it in your .bashrc file which resides in your home directory.

Here's my path statement from my .bashrc

PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/games
 
Old 02-11-2003, 09:29 PM   #3
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custom startup commands, look for rc.local, maybe in /etc/rc.d

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Old 02-11-2003, 09:36 PM   #4
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I adjust my path in .bash_profile. So what's the difference between .bash_profile and .bashrc?
 
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Quote:
Originally posted by GtkUser
I adjust my path in .bash_profile. So what's the difference between .bash_profile and .bashrc?
man bash
:)
.bash_profile is used if your shell is a login-shell,
.bashrc when it's not.

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Old 02-11-2003, 09:40 PM   #6
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Re: What file hold the PATH statement

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Originally posted by billkris
As a newbie I have not been able to figure out in what file the PATH variable is set.

Bill
Look at the files in /etc/profile.d
They build up the default path, manpath
settings and some other variables :)

Cheers,
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Old 02-11-2003, 10:15 PM   #7
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/root/.bash_profile is for root
/home/userx/profile is for userx

Hope that help.
 
Old 02-11-2003, 10:30 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the input. I'll check them all out.

Bill
 
  


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