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hjohnson933 06-16-2013 11:12 PM

path variable
does anyone know which one of the plethora of files holds the initial path. I have found many places where the path is modified but am having trouble running down the file that holds the starting path.


Z038 06-16-2013 11:43 PM

/etc/login.defs has the starting definition. Look for ENV_PATH and ENV_SUPATH. Then it is further modified in /etc/profile. A user's own .profile or shell login script might also change it.

Z038 06-17-2013 12:47 AM

Depending on your distro and version, you may have a /sbin/initscript or /etc/initscript where an initial PATH could be set.

hjohnson933 07-07-2013 12:41 PM

Sorry for the delay, but I have a strange job that can eat up a lot of my time during storm season. But thanks for the help.

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