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Old 09-30-2003, 08:07 PM   #1
magnum818
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$JAVA_HOME and $PATH


I'm trying to get java installed on my system. I have already chosen to us the SUN version. I need to know whichj file the PATH variable is defined in. I tried adding the following to the rc.local file.

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java.j2re1.4.2
export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH

But when I echo those variable, I get the output that I would have gotten if I hadn't added the lines the the rc.local file.

When I type the command in manually at a prompt, everything works fine.

Is rc.local the wrong file? What file is the PATH variable initially defined in?

PS.
I run RH 8.0

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Old 09-30-2003, 08:11 PM   #2
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$PATH's are usually defined in your .bashrc file in the users home directory or even the global file, /etc/profile
 
Old 09-30-2003, 10:05 PM   #3
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u can also edit the .bash_profile file usually in the user's home directory, i.e., /home/user/

PATH=$PATH:/usr/java/j2sdk1.4.2_01/bin
 
  


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