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Old 02-14-2001, 04:54 AM   #1
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Hi, I have Linux RedHat 7.0 and a book called Linux for Newbie but it doesn't say anything about how to configure a path for users or to add something to a path.

can someone tell me how and recommend a book?

thanks a lot
Old 02-14-2001, 06:28 AM   #2
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If you want to make systemwide changes to your path, you have to do it in /etc/profile.
But it is better to adjust the path settings in the users home directoy by editing the ".bash_profile" (if you are using the bash).
Add new path to the line "PATH=$PATH:$HOME/.....:/
After editing this file you have to "source" it with the following command: ". ./.bash_profile". By doing so, the .bash_profile is beeing re-read by the shell.

For documentation take a look at There you will find most of the stuff you need.



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