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Old 09-02-2003, 03:39 PM   #1
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.bashrc problem

I went into my .bashrc file and added the following line:

export $PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/MozillaFirebird

Now when a new shell opens, I'm getting the following error:

bash: export: `/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/bin:/usr/games:/opt/gnome2/bin:/opt/gnome/bin:/opt/kde3/bin:/usr/lib/java/jre/bin:/opt/gnome/bin=/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/bin:/usr/games:/opt/gnome2/bin:/opt/gnome/bin:/opt/kde3/bin:/usr/lib/java/jre/bin:/opt/gnome/bin:/usr/local/MozillaFirebird': not a valid identifier

Any thoughts on what I'm doing wrong..sorry about these petty questions.

Old 09-02-2003, 03:45 PM   #2
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It should be:

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/MozillaFirebird


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