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Old 01-28-2005, 01:59 PM   #1
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adding to search path

i want to add a line to my search path
system: P4, distro: redhat, shell: bash

i am logging onto this computer - i want it to search into a folder everytime i log on

here is the situation:

i log on and use: PATH=~/wien2kn/:$PATH; export PATH
so it will search into the wien2kn folder and run the programs within no matter where i am

i want to be able to do this without typing in the command above everytime

i don't have a .bashrc.personal to change (that has already been suggested)

any thoughts?
Old 01-28-2005, 02:12 PM   #2
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Try ~/.bashrc or ~/.bash_profile.

You can also reduce that to one command

export PATH=$PATH:~/wien2kn/
Old 01-28-2005, 02:26 PM   #3
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leonscape - you nailed it!
you are a true guru - the answer was troubling many people here

thanks much!


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