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Old 12-01-2005, 09:36 PM   #1
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Changing the PATH variable

If I write echo $PATH, I can see what the path is,but how do I change it ?
Old 12-01-2005, 10:00 PM   #2
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If you want to change it temporarily, use the following:
export PATH=$PATH:/new/directory/to/add
To make the change permanent, add the above line to ~/.bashrc. If you want to make the changes for all users, add the line (as root) to /etc/profile. To see the changes after editing these files, run the command
source ~/.bashrc
I hope this helps


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