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Old 09-08-2008, 02:33 AM   #1
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Question Adding a directory to root's path


Hi I am new here with fedora 9.
I have an issue.
Some of my command are not working even if i run them as root. The same command work if I type the full name with path.
Quote:
eg: /usr/sbin/COMMAND.
I believe that /usr/sbin/ path should be added to root's path. But I do not know where to? how to? set this.
please anyone teach me the way.
Thanks in advance.
 
Old 09-08-2008, 02:49 AM   #2
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If you start as a normal User and make an "su root" you do not get the path of root.

If you want to use the path of root you need to tyoe "su -" and then enter the password.
 
Old 09-08-2008, 02:54 AM   #3
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You can add it to the .bash_profile as

Code:
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/sbin
or you can the following line to /etc/environment.

Code:
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/sbin
Do a re-login to your profile to be loaded.
 
Old 09-08-2008, 02:56 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by ZAMO View Post
You can add it to the .bash_profile as

Code:
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/sbin
or you can the following line to /etc/environment.

Code:
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/sbin
Do a re-login to your profile to be loaded.
Thank. But where will i find the .bash_profile or /etc/environment. I donot know the location.
 
Old 09-08-2008, 03:04 AM   #5
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.bash_profile should be in /root.

Try

ls -a /root
 
Old 09-08-2008, 03:04 AM   #6
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You can find it in any user's home Directory. Once You login as any user , use
Code:
ls -a
to find it out.

If you don't find it in your distro, you can create a
".profile" (file name with .profile) file and add it there.
 
Old 09-08-2008, 03:07 AM   #7
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Ok thank you men,
I will try it and reply.
 
  


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