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Old 01-04-2006, 05:41 PM   #1
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changing environment variables.

hi, i remember reading a post about changing the path. i recently installed gcc and now i'd like to edit the path... permanently.
But, i cant find that post (probably because people name topics things like "i'm a newbie") so can someone refreash my memory?
Old 01-04-2006, 06:01 PM   #2
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The PATH variable is permanently stored in a profile file. This profile depends on the shell you are using. For example for bash sheill it'll be stored in the .bashrc and for C shell it will be stored on the .cshrc. Just edit this file which will be in your home director and change the path which is stored ni PATH environment variable. After changing the path either you have to open a new shell (so that the shell can read the profile again) or execute the command "source .bashrc".
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I think you're looking for .bash_profile

Try this one:


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