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Old 04-18-2004, 12:05 AM   #1
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How to make a PATH stay in the environmental variables after closing the terminal....

Hey, i have just installed the j2sdk and every time i want to use it i have to put it's path in the environmental variables with export PATH=PATH:/usr/java/j2sdk<ver>/bin, i was wondering if there was a way if i could get it to stay there and not have to put it in everytime i want to use the j2sdk.

One other quick question, I have my screensaver disabled, but if i'm not at the computer for about 10-15 min the screen goes blank and then shuts off after about 30-45 min, is there any way i can disable this feature.

Any help on either of these would be greatly appreciated


Old 04-18-2004, 12:50 AM   #2
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Add that export command to your ~/.bash_profile or appropriate config file.

In Slack, I believe the blanking would be handled from /etc/XF86Config or /etc/rc.d/rc.M with setterm. Not sure where it'd be on your distro, especially since I don't know what your distro is.
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I am running redhat 8, does that help any?
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Use your favorite text editor to add the path to /etc/, then run /sbin/ldsoconf to pick up the changes, or logout and log back in. That will put it in your path. It'll be there until you remove it.
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I tried editing that file and logging out then back in, but it did not work. Any other suggestions.


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