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Old 01-23-2002, 03:36 PM   #1
Jester888
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Question PATH editing...


What configuration file is the inital PATH statement located? I know that .bashrc has a PATH statement, but mine only adds, or is that wrong? Is there a general, system wide, PATH statement that is modified by user PATHs? i.e. in DOS. in autoexec.bat you set the PATH= and that is the inital. and you can add to it by %PATH=. Where is the "PATH=" in linux?

 
Old 01-23-2002, 08:23 PM   #2
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You should take a look at /etc/profile it is a simple shell script wich sets some of the important environment variables
 
Old 01-23-2002, 09:13 PM   #3
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For a user, there are really four places the PATH might be set. /etc/bashrc, /etc/profile, ~/.bashrc, and ~/.bash_profile. Different distros put the path into those files differently so you'll look through 'em and figure out how your distro does things.
 
  


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