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Old 02-01-2004, 06:07 PM   #1
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adding to path


Hey

I would like to add a line to my path, however, I don't know how to.

I have been trying to install Quanta and need to:

Add /usr/local/kde/bin to your PATH and
add /usr/local/kde to your KDEDIRS

Could you please tell me how to do this?

Thanks
Hamish
 
Old 02-01-2004, 06:18 PM   #2
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If your using a Bash shell try this.

export PATH=$PATH:yournewpath:

e.g export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/kde/bin:

you can also create any enviroment variable this way.

export MYPATH=/usr/local/somewhere:
 
Old 02-01-2004, 06:57 PM   #3
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Yes, but that just lasts till you close the shell. If you want the variable set every time you open a shell, add
Code:
export  PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/kde/bin
export KDEDIRS=$KDEDIRS:/usr/local/kde
to the .bashrc file under your home directory. If ~/.bashrc doesn't exist, create it.
 
Old 02-01-2004, 08:24 PM   #4
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May be a silly question, but what is the purpose of "export"? I've used only PATH=${PATH}:/new/path in ~/.bashrc, and it seems to work perfectly.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 04:03 PM   #5
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Thanks guys.

The other thing I wanted to know was how to find out to find out what paths to user is in.

I know it is something like echo $ , but i can't remembr exactly.

Thanks
Hamish
 
Old 02-05-2004, 04:11 PM   #6
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just simply type :
$PATH
in the terminal ..
 
Old 02-05-2004, 05:21 PM   #7
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Once again, thank you.

hamsih
 
Old 02-05-2004, 10:35 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by DrOzz
just simply type :
$PATH
in the terminal ..
Uh... don't you mean "echo $PATH" ?
 
Old 02-05-2004, 11:03 PM   #9
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no, i'm sorry to say i didn't mean that ..
Code:
[.:.jay.:. .:.(~).:.] $PATH
bash: /usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/games:/opt/www/htdig/bin:
/usr/lib/java/bin:/usr/lib/java/jre/bin:/opt/kde/bin:/usr/lib/qt-3.2.1/bin:/usr/share/texmf/bin:.: No such file or directory
[.:.jay.:. .:.(~).:.]
 
  


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