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Old 09-23-2004, 04:00 PM   #1
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Question Add Path for a KDE Konsole session

Hi there,

I'm pretty new to linux but have tried several different distros. Adding a path, in this case /sbin to all users has never before been a problem. However, now I can't get it to work and I have to type /sbin/ in front of most commands. It is slowly driving me mad!

This is what I've done but nothing has changed. I've open .bash_profile in vi from my home directory. Below is how the "User specific environments" were before and after i added "/sbin".



I'm using KDE 3.2 on Fedora Core 2. The shell i'm using is Konsole.

If there's more information you need to help me please ask.

Thanks in advance,

Old 09-23-2004, 06:04 PM   #2
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try do it in $HOME/.bashrc. The bash_profile gets read only once at login but not when you open a console window.
Old 09-24-2004, 01:42 PM   #3
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I tried adding the path to .bashrc but it didn't work. However, I didn't realise that .bash_profile was only read once when you login and therefore isn't re-read when you started a terminal session in X. I made changes as before to .bash_profile, logged out of KDE and logged back in again AND IT WORKED!

Thank you for your help.



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