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Old 02-12-2005, 12:44 PM   #1
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Removing path from PATH

okay, I know how to export a new path. But how can I remove it?

I have set a wrong Path direction on my $PATH, and now I want to change it... I have searched for the bashrc, bash_profile, profile, and the only PATH I found was in the profile file but is for the root user....

Im using Debian (Sarge)...
Im new on Debian... so I dont know where my path is

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Old 02-12-2005, 01:09 PM   #2
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Look in /etc/profile
Old 02-12-2005, 01:32 PM   #3
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Do you mean you personally set it wrong on the fly? If you simply issued a command changing your path that isn't permanent and you only need to exit the xterm (or logout entirely and log back in again if you're on a text console). Or, more directly, simply 'echo $PATH' and type 'export PATH=' and copy and edit the results of the previous command. (You can append a path with '$PATH:newpath' but removing a path can't be so easily done, so far as I know. Maybe 'export PATH=`echo $PATH | sed 's,/bad/path\:,,'`.)

But, yeah, if it's in a config file, it'll take effect for every shell (basically), and it'd be in /etc/profile or the like and then on to your ~/.bash* files and a ~/.profile if you have one.
Old 02-12-2005, 02:23 PM   #4
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thanks for the info!

Was on the fly, and like you said after close the term the Path was set back.
Now i understand more about this

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