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Old 07-06-2012, 03:14 PM   #1
tristein
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How do I add paths to the PATH variable


Hi!

I've installed a tree-tagging application, and got the following message once it was successfully installed.

You might want to add /home/tristein/corpora/tools/treetagger/cmd and /home/tristein/corpora/tools/treetagger/bin to the PATH variable so that you do not need to specify the full path to run the tagging scripts.

I'm very new to linux (Ubuntu), and don't know how to do this. I looked at other threads on similar topics, but still didn't see clearly how to do it.

Thanks to all who help me with this rookie question!
 
Old 07-06-2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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Did you try this?
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=add+directory+to+path+ubuntu click the first result

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Old 07-06-2012, 04:24 PM   #3
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Hi tristein

If you open your home dir Then press Ctrl+h that will show hidden files,

open file .profile under this section
Code:
# set PATH so it includes user's private bin if it exists
if [ -d "$HOME/bin" ] ; then
    PATH="$HOME/bin:$PATH"
fi
put in
Code:
PATH="$PATH:/home/tristein/corpora/tools/treetagger/cmd:/home/tristein/corpora/tools/treetagger/bin"
That was helpfull mennohellinga

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Old 07-06-2012, 04:37 PM   #4
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Thanks, spiky, that's very clear -- and it works!
 
Old 07-06-2012, 04:40 PM   #5
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Hi

Can you mark the thread as solved
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