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Old 09-25-2005, 04:05 PM   #1
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Sourcing .bashrc

In my ~/.bashrc I have a line to modify my PATH shell variable as follows
Now any time I change a different part of the script and source it to update the changes my PATH (which has already been updated when i launched the terminal) gets updated again, so i have /home/shifty/bin:/home/shifty/bin:$PATH:.:.

Is there any elegant way around this or do I have to specify an absolute PATH?

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Close the parent shell and open a new one :}

Honestly, why would you keep sourcing ~/.bashrc from the
same shell?

Old 09-25-2005, 09:42 PM   #3
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there is just no way around that one short of making that PATH change global
or more to the point testing your .bashrc script changes from a file other than .bashrc

in reality even though it feels funky it's just not a problem
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If you use ~/.bash_profile for setting environment variables, it is only done when you log in. I have found that this only seems to work if you have a text login though...



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