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Old 10-31-2004, 06:01 PM   #1
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How do you delete a file??


Hey guys, I followed instructions from a site and it told me to do this:

Edit /root/.bash_profile
Add /usr/local/ssl/bin to the PATH variable.
Re-login

Uhh.. there WAS no .bash_profile so I created one... and typed in
PATH=/usr/local/ssl/bin

now after I relogged in, I can't run ANY commands (excpet for kernel commands such as cd). I can't even run apt-get. It says command not found

Why? Becuase it thinks that when i type in "apt-get" whatever, it thinks that I meant to say : /usr/local/ssl/bin/apt-get

CRAP. Can someone help me out here? I just need to be able to edit that file .. or deleting that file will work too (since it is (or should be) a kernel command)..

-The Pentium Guy
 
Old 10-31-2004, 06:08 PM   #2
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Oh, heh I wouldn't post this without trying rm first .

root@pentium:~# rm /root/.bash_profile
bash: rm: command not found
 
Old 10-31-2004, 06:10 PM   #3
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Boot Knoppix, mount the hd and rm the file
 
Old 10-31-2004, 06:11 PM   #4
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or just /bin/rm [file]
 
Old 10-31-2004, 06:19 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot Moloko It works now
 
Old 10-31-2004, 06:59 PM   #6
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By the way, You should of used PATH=$PATH:PATH=/usr/local/ssl/bin

This adds a new path to the path variable instead of replacing it.
 
Old 10-31-2004, 08:39 PM   #7
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Oh.. thanks for that too .
 
Old 11-01-2004, 10:30 AM   #8
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I forgot to mention that you should add the line 'export PATH'
 
  


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