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Old 01-12-2005, 10:15 PM   #1
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echo $PATH?

"echo $PATH" shows:
but where in the startup script is the $PATH setup?
Old 01-12-2005, 10:21 PM   #2
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what distro are you using?

for redhat 9 you can see the PATH=$PATH: in your .bash_profie file. This is run whenever a user logs in. In debian based KNOPPIX i can see my PATH variable setup initiallyin /etc/profile. RH may have it in /etc/profile or /etc/.profile. This path is then added to in .bash_profile for individual users.

files that begin with a . are hidden and can be seen with

ls -a
or i prefer
ls -al
Old 01-12-2005, 10:58 PM   #3
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Bash Settings for all users are done in /etc/profile. Settings for the individial user is done in ~/.bash_profile.

The initial PATH will be set up in /etc/profile. If you wish to modify your path, make the changes in ~/.bash_profile.

On a side note, please add what distro you are using to your profile, as it makes it easier for people to help you.

I hope this helps


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