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Old 04-14-2014, 05:39 PM   #1
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how to add alias to my profile ?


Hello,

I'm running Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.2 (Santiago).
How to copy this directory "/home/cs/tools" to my $PATH please ?

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Old 04-14-2014, 05:57 PM   #2
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Code:
export PATH=$PATH:/home/cs/tools
in one of your startup scripts, ~/.bashrc or ~/.bash_profile typically, assuming you use bash.
 
Old 04-14-2014, 06:47 PM   #3
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Thanks Skick,

Not sure which kind of profile I'm using, so here sending some output with errors:

1- -bash-4.1$ cat .bashrc
cat: .bashrc: Too many levels of symbolic links


2- -bash-4.1$ cat ~/.bash_profile
cat: /home/akonan/.bash_profile: No such file or directory


3- bash-4.1$ cat ~/.profile shows files and aliases.
so I guess I use .profile

Isn't it ?
 
Old 04-14-2014, 06:53 PM   #4
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It looks like you're using a different shell. What is the output of
Code:
echo $0
and
Code:
echo $SHELL
?
 
Old 04-14-2014, 06:55 PM   #5
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-bash-4.1$ echo $0
-bash

==
-bash-4.1$ echo $SHELL
/bin/bash
 
Old 04-14-2014, 07:03 PM   #6
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Odd

Well you should be able to use .profile

Just add it in .profile, then close your terminal and open a new one (or logout and back in if connecting through ssh), and
Code:
echo $PATH
to make sure it's there.

Some login files only take effect when you fully log out and back in, so that may be necessary if you're using the computer locally rather than logging in remotely (.bash_profile is that way, not sure about .profile).
 
Old 04-14-2014, 07:03 PM   #7
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Then I have this homework to do:

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2) create a ~/.testme to store your login and password

chmod 700 ~/.testme as you put your password clear, better to keep it safe

put the 2 lines in the file:

USER=MYTESTLOGIN

PASSWD="My password" (put it between double quotes, don't use quotes in your password)

How to create that ~/.testme file and its content ?
 
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You can use any text editor of your choice. Popular options are kate, gedit, emacs, vi (vim), pico, or nano. The last 3 are command line, the first 3 are GUI (actually emacs can go either way).
 
Old 04-14-2014, 07:09 PM   #9
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Looks like it's there

==
-bash-4.1$ echo $PATH

/client64/bin:/home/cs/tools
 
  


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