Originally Posted by i_heart_pandas
i don't know why but for example but commands like cat don't work (although i can be explicit /bin/cat)
i have no .bash_profile so i'm lost??
also this problem doesn't let me login though gdm (/home/g3rc4n/bin/readlink "not found")
i tried writing the paths explicitly in .bash_profile but works for the shell but can't login gdm????
Make a copy of the default .bash_profile from /etc/skel into your own directory. Set its ownership appropriately:
# chown username .bash_profile
Do this same procedure for any other boilerplate files you may have deleted.
And ... before deleting files, ask yourself what they are for. If you can't answer, don't delete them.