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Old 05-17-2008, 06:32 PM   #1
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Environment variables


I was wondering how one changes the PATH variable, is there the equivalent to config.sys in Linux.
 
Old 05-17-2008, 07:05 PM   #2
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To add an additional path temporarily (i.e., until you logout of the current shell) to the end or beginning of the current PATH respectively
Code:
export PATH=$PATH:/new/path/to/add
export PATH=/new/path/to/add:$PATH
To add an additional path permanently, add the same command to your .bashrc or .bash_profile or equivalent for the shell you use. This will add it only for the use who's profile you update (similar to config.sys for a single user). To add an additional path system-wide add the above to /etc/profile (similar to config.sys) or equivalent. I don't know how Ubuntu is configured.
 
  


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