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Old 01-31-2005, 02:09 AM   #1
gmitra
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export $PATH inside script


Hello,
Is it possible to export PATH variable inside a running script?
I want to use extended PATH in parent bash shell by the script.
Thanks
 
Old 01-31-2005, 06:44 AM   #2
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No. There's no way a child process can affect the environment of the parent process. You'll need to directly issue the export command at the parent's prompt or source a file that contains the adjustments to PATH.
 
Old 01-31-2005, 08:04 AM   #3
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Thx.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 08:34 AM   #4
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no can do.
exports work down, not up.

you can always dot the file though.
then it would work. (mind your exit statements though)

Or define a func, in your .profile say, eg:

Code:
clear_path()
{
     export PATH=doh
}
that'll work.
bash and korn of course!
 
  


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