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Old 07-02-2009, 01:21 AM   #1
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Unhappy how to set path for "ifconfig" command permanentaly


Hi Everyone,
I have to give /sbin/ifconfig command to know my ip address, i want to know it by only giving "ifconfig" command.i am facing problem with setting the path for "ifconfig" command permanentaly.i can set it temporarily by giving the command "export PATH=/sbin/:$PATH"
but i dont kmow how to set the path permanentaly.
Help Me.... Thanks
 
Old 07-02-2009, 01:36 AM   #2
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write export PATH=/sbin/:$PATH in your .bash_profile file.

Log off and then login again or do
source ./.bash_profile
 
Old 07-02-2009, 02:02 AM   #3
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write export PATH=/sbin/:$PATH in your .bash_profile file.

Log off and then login again or do
source ./.bash_profile
i have too many bash files, please tell me in which bash file should i make change?
i have following bash files-->
/usr/share/menu/bash
/usr/share/doc/bash
/usr/share/bash
/bin/bash
 
Old 07-02-2009, 02:44 AM   #4
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give me the output of this command

ls -a ~
 
Old 07-02-2009, 02:46 AM   #5
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i have too many bash files, please tell me in which bash file should i make change?
What distro are you using? The file that PMP was referring to is in your home directory. You may have to enable "show hidden files" in your distro's file manager (nautilus for gnome, konqueror for KDE, and thunar for XFCE). Or open a terminal and run:
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less ~/.bash_profile
to read the file.
 
Old 07-02-2009, 03:32 AM   #6
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give me the output of this command

ls -a ~
Here it is
ls -a ~
. .gconf index.html.5 .rnd
.. .gconfd jeelan snmpd.conf
1023 .gnome2 .lesshst splash.php
.anjuta .gnome2_private .mozilla .ssh
.aptitude .ies4linux .mysql_history .sudo_as_admin_successful
.bash_history index.html naptd_v0.1.tar.gz .synaptic
.bashrc index.html.1 .ncftp .wapi
bin index.html.2 .profile .wireshark
.config index.html.3 .recently-used
.dbus index.html.4 .recently-used.xbel
 
Old 07-02-2009, 04:32 AM   #7
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Just edit your .profile file in the home directory

do
vi ~/.profile

add following lines at the end of it

export PATH=/sbin/:$PATH

save it. logout and then re login.

now ifocnfig should rum without absolute path setting
 
Old 07-02-2009, 04:39 AM   #8
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logout and then re login.
No need to log out and log in again, just source the .profile or .bash_profile or .bashrc file (depending on where you added the PATH line), and you're good to go. Choose from one of the options below:
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bash-prompt $ . ~/.profile
bash-prompt $ . ~/.bash_profile
bash-prompt $ . ~/.bashrc
 
  


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