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Old 01-10-2005, 08:41 PM   #1
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why some of my commands not found


i m new to linux. i have downloaded redhat 7.2 from redhat ftp, and installed successfully on my laptop from my cdrom. i read the "getting started" online guide provided by redhat to learn how to use linux redhat, but i when i type commands such as "mkbootdisk" and "shutdown" the shell gives me an error message: command not found. could any one tell me whats wrong? thx.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 08:49 PM   #2
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The problem is /sbin is not in the PATH when you do "su"

use "su -" instead of just "su"
or type "source /etc/profile" after you su
or execute them with full path, eg /sbin/shutdown
 
Old 01-10-2005, 08:53 PM   #3
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finally it works, thanx a lot.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 08:59 PM   #4
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I forget but how would you go about adding /sbin to your path permently?
 
Old 01-10-2005, 09:07 PM   #5
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put in your ~/.bashrc

export PATH=$PATH:/sbin
 
  


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