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Old 03-05-2013, 11:53 PM   #1
TechJay
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Double check this ?


Code:
mkdir data
su -
chown jb:users data
chmod g+s /home/jb/data
exit
i checked
Code:
echo $path
and saw the data directory
i checked
Code:
cat /etc/group | cut -d: -f1
and saw the users group

are these valid ways to check ?

also
Code:
export PATH=$PATH:/HOME/jb/data
i checked
Code:
echo $PATH
and got:
sbin:/home/jb/bin:/HOME/jb/data

is this correct ?

and if so how do i put it in .bash_profile ?
manually write with VIM ?
 
Old 03-06-2013, 12:02 AM   #2
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Take a note, that Unix is a case-sensitive operating system, so home and HOME both have different meanings.
Code:
~$ export PATH=$PATH:/HOME/jb/data
...is wrong. Instead use:

Code:
~$ export PATH=$PATH:/home/jb/data
OR
~$ export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/data
As already suggested you in your previous thread, in order to make it permanant, just add this line (either manually using vi or vim or use below cmd) at the end of .bashrc or .bash_profile or even .profile, as follow:
Code:
~$ echo "export PATH=$PATH:/home/jb/data" >> .bashrc
OR
~$ echo "export PATH=$PATH:/home/jb/data" >> .bash_profile
Rest thing you've done seems ok.

Last edited by shivaa; 03-06-2013 at 12:06 AM. Reason: Little typo
 
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:06 AM   #3
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i wasnt sure if that was legal since i did the echo $SHELL and i was bash.. i dont know my way around enough to experiment a whole lot because im still learning how to verify everything im doing. Appreciate your help... you always answer my stuff quick, thanks
 
Old 03-06-2013, 12:10 AM   #4
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Thanks.

Hope you're following some guides. If not, find here some best guides for learning.
 
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:14 AM   #5
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Ive been mainly google'N and asking you for 2 nights haha... i have some practice stuff im going through from an intro class i took as an elective... I have a book called Guide to linux+ certification ive been reading some.
you should msg me on sykpe: JDzSaVaGe so i dont have to keep posting threads

Anyhow, thanks for the link

Last edited by TechJay; 03-06-2013 at 12:15 AM.
 
Old 03-06-2013, 01:00 AM   #6
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Thanks. To be honest, I don't use skype and don't even know how to use it. Also instead of any personal messaging, you should keep posting your doubts or problems here on LQ itself, so others can also be benefited.

We will be happy to help you.
 
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:16 AM   #7
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well hopefully someone benefits from my questions... i feel like they are to simple and not worthy of a post haha
 
Old 03-06-2013, 01:19 AM   #8
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This is a good tutorial http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
 
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:50 AM   #9
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Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by shivaa View Post
As already suggested you in your previous thread, in order to make it permanant, just add this line (either manually using vi or vim or use below cmd) at the end of .bashrc or .bash_profile or even .profile, as follow:
Code:
~$ echo "export PATH=$PATH:/home/jb/data" >> .bashrc
OR
~$ echo "export PATH=$PATH:/home/jb/data" >> .bash_profile
Oops, be careful with your quotes here: Eg
Code:
echo 'export PATH="$PATH:/home/jb/data"' >> .somewhere
You probably also don't want to hard code the home dirctory. So:
Code:
echo 'export PATH="$PATH:$HOME/data"' >> .somewhere
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