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Old 05-07-2004, 06:20 PM   #1
J0sep
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problems config. ActivePerl


Hi all.... l want to know what is my PATH environment variable
I'm installing ActivePerl and it says that I have to add the /usr/local/ActivePerl-5.6/bin directory to your PATH environment variable to conveniently access it.
Ok bye
please help.
 
Old 05-07-2004, 06:32 PM   #2
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Your PATH is where your shell looks for commands to execute. Type "echo $PATH" at a command prompt to see your current PATH. You can set it by typing: export PATH=$PATH:usr/local/ActivePerl-5.6/bin -- you should put this in your .bash_profile so it gets set every time you login. There have been plenty of threads here detailing exactly how to do this if you need more help.

As a sidenote, PATH isn't the only environment variable used by your shell or the system. Try typing printenv at a prompt to see the whole list.
 
  


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