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Old 06-07-2006, 07:58 AM   #1
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.bashrc


I've added a path line to /root/.bashsrc

Now most commands are "not found" because of this.

Importantly I can't run vi to undo the file edit.

No user has sudo permission.

Not using a GUI. Any suggestions about how to fix this?
 
Old 06-07-2006, 08:04 AM   #2
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Hi,

You can run vi by including the whole path. I.e.:

/usr/bin/vi

Your path to vi could be different (use which vi to find out).

Hope this helps.
 
Old 06-07-2006, 08:10 AM   #3
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Thanks Druuna, that worked a treat!
 
Old 06-07-2006, 08:22 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hilljockey
I've added a path line to /root/.bashsrc
You shouldn't do this, in general.
The path modification should be done in .bash_profile
Otherwise, every script that you run from bash (this is a bash feature only, it doesn't care about the #!/bin/sh line) will inherit this property, maybe twice.
Basic example is PATH=/some/dir:$PATH in .bashrc.
If a script spawn 3 children then the path will become /some/dir:/some/dir:/some/dir:$PATH.
Also there should be no EXPORT command in .bashrc.

Last edited by nx5000; 06-07-2006 at 08:24 AM.
 
Old 06-07-2006, 08:35 AM   #5
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Thanks for that tip. I was unsure about what to do and really not wanting to touch .bashrc again!
 
Old 06-07-2006, 01:11 PM   #6
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Mostly, you'll just use your .bashrc for adding aliases.
 
  


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