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Old 05-31-2005, 02:06 PM   #1
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where are the environment variables stored?


I know how to append $PATH, but I'd like to edit the file where the $PATH is actually stored. That's because I have there something which is not needed any more. I have edited that file before, but now I have forgotten where it is situated! So is there a way to find it? My distro is SoL 16
 
Old 05-31-2005, 02:23 PM   #2
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It could be that you are thinking of /etc/profile, if you mean the system-wide $PATH setting. Other than that, your user account $PATH variable can be set in ~/.profile or ~/.bashrc.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 02:30 PM   #3
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Thanks, that's the file I was lookin' for!

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Old 05-31-2005, 04:00 PM   #4
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Your user account paths could also be in ~/.bash_profile depending on your distro.
 
  


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