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Old 12-09-2006, 12:15 AM   #1
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How add a $PATH at boot for all users


How do we add a PATH for all users that is automatically set when any user logs in?

I know about .bash_profile and .bashrc, for a specific user.

But I want to add a path that is universal for all users. I added a path to /etc/profile but when I have logged in as root the path is not as expected. I have to type #source /etc/profile then the correct paths are set.

I'm running Debian Sarge.

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Old 12-09-2006, 12:41 AM   #2
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Check out /etc/login.defs
 
Old 12-09-2006, 10:47 PM   #3
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Check out /etc/login.defs
Thanks, That did the trick for booting to a command line. echo $PATH and everything is correct. However when I startx & Gnome then open a terminal window I type echo $PATH and it has changed. Maybe I should comment out the path lines in .bashrc for each user??

Surely there is a good solution to this problem. This machine is used specifically for creating GIS maps and anyone logged on will need the maptools binaries in their path. Will I have to manually add this to the .bashrc for each user?? That blows.
 
Old 12-09-2006, 11:14 PM   #4
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Why not put
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. /etc/profile
in .bashrc?
 
Old 12-11-2006, 11:34 AM   #5
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JBull,

Where in Houston?

Have we seen you at HLUG yet?
 
Old 12-11-2006, 12:35 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by JBull
Thanks, That did the trick for booting to a command line. echo $PATH and everything is correct. However when I startx & Gnome then open a terminal window I type echo $PATH and it has changed. Maybe I should comment out the path lines in .bashrc for each user??

Surely there is a good solution to this problem. This machine is used specifically for creating GIS maps and anyone logged on will need the maptools binaries in their path. Will I have to manually add this to the .bashrc for each user?? That blows.
Just add the file to be sourced from their own .bashrc or .bash_profile, no need to add the whole $PATH line in it.

Code:
source /etc/filename
 
  


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