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Old 06-21-2004, 09:04 PM   #1
J0sep
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help with command setenv


Hello I need help with the command setenv, it doesen't work, I'm using Red Hat 9 the command is as follows:

setenv PATH /usr/local/ActivePerl-5.6/bin:$PATH

I'm as root, is the command right ? or I'm missing something?

Pleaso Help!

OK THNX.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 09:32 PM   #2
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setenv is used to set environment variables in csh (C shell).

Most people using Linux use bash (Bourne again shell).

One way to tell which shell you're using is to look at your prompt. If your prompt is a % character, you're using csh; if it's a $, you're using bash.

Here's an example of how to set an environment variable in bash:

PATH=/usr/local/ActivePerl-5.6/bin:$PATH

Lyle
 
Old 06-21-2004, 09:57 PM   #3
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Thank U man, it seems that works, no error displayed.
any way my promt is a # and worked with command

PATH=/usr/local/ActivePerl-5.6/bin:$PATH

Ok thnx again

J0sep
 
Old 06-22-2004, 07:52 PM   #4
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You're welcome!

I should have said: One way to tell which shell you're using is to look at your prompt when logged in as a normal (non-root) user. If your prompt is a % character, you're using csh; if it's a $, you're using bash.

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