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Old 08-13-2003, 10:51 AM   #1
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modifying $PATH in bashrc


what do I have to add to .bashrc in order to have ~/bin in my $PATH. I thought it was $PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin but that doesn't work.
 
Old 08-13-2003, 11:18 AM   #2
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kill that $ sign in front of the first PATH
 
Old 08-13-2003, 11:19 AM   #3
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As far as I know that should work, have you tried maybe '~/bin' or the full path to it, '/home/user/bin'

And yes, I just caught that as well with the $ sign as jqcaducifer mentioned to remove..
 
Old 08-13-2003, 11:31 AM   #4
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i didn't quite understand what trickykid said, but writing $test=abc with the value of test being "def" would be read by bash as simply typing def=abc into the commandline as a command, and therefore

bash: def=abc: command not found
 
Old 08-13-2003, 12:10 PM   #5
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Fixed. Thanks. It was the $ at the front.
 
  


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