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Originally posted by Itsu As for adding stuff to the path, there is the PATH=[blah] command for bash. I wouldn't recommend using it though, it is what got me into this mess.
I wish I had a choice. But seeing as how I just spent the last 5 or so hours upgrading my KDE Desktop... I need to point the PATH to where my new KDE install is located.
I've seen the '.bash_profile' , '.bashrc' talk about stuff with PATH... but if I change that, will it only affect the one user I change the file for?
Or maybe if I change the one in /root will that become global changed?
Also.. while searching these very forums, I found some other threads asking similar questions... and they mentioned an '/etc/profile' ..
What would I do with that one?
/etc/profile is used by bash to set up things, first it lets you set things like the path and any other varible you want, next it is like THE PATH, as it can be used to set alaises, wich are just comands bash responds to one mioght be
alias ls=ls --auto-color
when i then type ls it doesent run /bin/ls it runs the comand ls --auto-colors wich is just the ls comand but tells it to display directoys, files , execuatables, symlink all in difrent colors