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Old 05-17-2005, 07:55 PM   #1
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$PATH different in gnome-terminal


I changed my $PATH variable in /etc/profile. It works when I login via ssh or when I use "su -" but not in gnome-terminal. I'm using debian 3.1 and gnome & gdm. I'm trying to track down where else the $PATH variable might be defined, ~/.bash_profile and ~./bashrc look ok to me. Anyone have any ideas?
 
Old 05-17-2005, 09:06 PM   #2
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Hi.

You'll have to fully log out, then log back in for changes in /etc/profile to take effect. Your gnome-terminals are using the environment from when Gnome was last started, which is the same as the last time you logged in.

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Old 05-17-2005, 09:10 PM   #3
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I believe profile files are only read on login shells, which an xterm, gnome-terminal, etc. is not.
 
Old 05-17-2005, 10:01 PM   #4
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The path in gnome-terminal stays the same even after I reboot.

Some path is set in my gnome-terminal, where does that get set and how do I change it? Is there a way to make xterm & gnome-terminal into a login shell?
 
Old 05-17-2005, 11:24 PM   #5
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I *believe* that path is inherited through the X system. If you want to set up a path for all shells you use, you can edit the ~/.bashrc file. I am not aware of any global file executed by all bash shells.
 
Old 05-18-2005, 06:22 AM   #6
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You could type in "bash -l". This will start a sub-login shell and run ~/.profile or ~/.bash_login depending on which you use.
 
  


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