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Old 08-24-2005, 08:09 PM   #1
durrantj
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Setting PATH and other variables


I want to add to my PATH and have added the following lines

JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.5.0_04
ANT_HOME=/apache-ant-1.6.5
PATH=${PATH}:${ANT_HOME}/bin
PATH=${PATH}:${JAVA_HOME}/bin

export $JAVA_HOME
export $ANT_HOME
export $PATH

first to .bash_profile and then when I couldn't get that to work I add the same lines to etc/profile

After adding the files I open a new terminal session - echo $PATH shows old PATH, so I logged out and back in and got the same results so I rebooted and logged in again. When I edit the files again, the changes are there but still the PATH is the same old stuff. When I do the commands just in a terminal window they work fine.

What am I doing wrong?
 
Old 08-24-2005, 10:26 PM   #2
carl.waldbieser
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Re: Setting PATH and other variables

Quote:
Originally posted by durrantj
I want to add to my PATH and have added the following lines

JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.5.0_04
ANT_HOME=/apache-ant-1.6.5
PATH=${PATH}:${ANT_HOME}/bin
PATH=${PATH}:${JAVA_HOME}/bin

export $JAVA_HOME
export $ANT_HOME
export $PATH

first to .bash_profile and then when I couldn't get that to work I add the same lines to etc/profile

After adding the files I open a new terminal session - echo $PATH shows old PATH, so I logged out and back in and got the same results so I rebooted and logged in again. When I edit the files again, the changes are there but still the PATH is the same old stuff. When I do the commands just in a terminal window they work fine.

What am I doing wrong?
I think maybe you want to put them in your ~/.bashrc file. That file gets sourced every time you start a shell. ~/.bash_profile only gets sourced on login.
 
Old 08-25-2005, 07:44 PM   #3
durrantj
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That did it. Thanks.
 
  


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