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Old 03-01-2006, 04:00 AM   #1
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$PATH incorrect


how do I add directories to the path variable on a permanent basis? in KDE (among others), /sbin is not included. If I go to a console (ctrl+alt+f1) everything is fine. I am root either way.

I use FC4 on an Acer Aspire 3004 laptop.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 06:14 AM   #2
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/etc/profile is where the system wide path is set, just follow the syntax already present in that file. /sbin should be in the path for root, but not for normal users. I know you are not running KDE as root, right? Hint, hint, hint...
 
Old 03-01-2006, 06:30 AM   #3
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I know you are not running KDE as root, right? Hint, hint, hint...
of course not. I mean root terminal window. I do not have this problem on my other computer.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 06:34 AM   #4
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Just checking... Yeah, /etc/profile is where the path environment variable is set system wide.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 07:08 AM   #5
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/etc/profile includes /sbin in path. (as expected, since it is included when I log on as root directly)
 
  


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