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Old 12-04-2009, 08:38 AM   #1
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.profile issue.

hi experts,

i added one line in my personnel .profile, how it should be stored permanently?
$ vi .profile
. /ap/dsl/env/profiles/.profile.common
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH =$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/home/users/apujahar/STC/Spirent_TestCenter_3.30/Spirent_TestCenter_Application:wq!
/usr/lib:/usr/dt/lib:/usr/openwin/lib:/usr/lib:/usr/5lib:/usr/lang/SC1.0:/ap/local/5:/ap/local/lib :/home/users/apujahar/STC/Spirent_TestCenter_3.30/Spirent_TestCenter_Application

but when i closed this session and opened new session added line in profile doesn't appeared. how to store it and display it in all other sessions and servers?

Old 12-04-2009, 08:46 AM   #2
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use either ZZ or wq! in vi to save and quit

also have a look here:

Last edited by bret381; 12-04-2009 at 08:47 AM.
Old 12-04-2009, 08:58 AM   #3
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Hi malli42108,

Originally Posted by malli42108 View Post

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH =$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/home/users/apujahar/STC/Spirent_TestCenter_3.30/Spirent_TestCenter_Application:wq!
I recommend you to add this path in ~/.bashrc file, as this file will be reloaded whenever you open a new terminal.

Then execute
source ~/.bashrc
but when i closed this session and opened new session added line in profile doesn't appeared. how to store it and display it in all other sessions and servers?
This is really strange...After saving the file, and if you have write access to the file, how can the contents get disappear ?

Hope it helps .....
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I don't agree with using ~/.bashrc, because when launching a new bash terminal (subshell), the path will have the same paths added again.

You need to log off and on again for ~/.profile to be read; or use the -i option when starting another session or source it just after editing it.

Also, it seems that the OP uses the ksh as default, so ~/bashrc won't be sourced.

Last edited by jschiwal; 12-04-2009 at 10:18 AM.


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