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Old 06-28-2005, 10:32 AM   #1
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Angry can't set PATH


i guess you people would call me a newbie. I installed Fedora Core and need to edit the $PATH to so the system can find the gcc compiler that was installed with the OS. I have researched the syntax and am pretty sure I have it right, but I cannot get the path to change. Here are the commands I have issued:

[root@snortdev /]# set path = $PATH:/usr/libexec
[root@snortdev /]# echo $PATH
/usr/kerberos/sbin:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:

I have also used:
[root@snortdev /]# set path = $PATH /usr/libexec
[root@snortdev /]# echo $PATH
/usr/kerberos/sbin:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:

What is wrong!
 
Old 06-28-2005, 11:05 AM   #2
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Hi.

Try
[root@snortdev /]# PATH=$PATH:/usr/libexec

Dave
 
Old 06-28-2005, 11:12 AM   #3
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try

export PATH=$PATH:....
echo $PATH

 
Old 06-28-2005, 11:21 AM   #4
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Wink

PATH=$PATH worked...thanks dude.
 
Old 07-16-2005, 10:56 AM   #5
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Is it logical for PATH to reset to a default set of variables after exiting the terminal? I added /sbin to my path several times and it removed it after I exited the terminal. How can I edit PATH permanently?
 
Old 07-16-2005, 12:45 PM   #6
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How can I edit PATH permanently?
-Put the PATH= .... and export PATH statements in your ~/.bash_profile
 
Old 07-16-2005, 01:21 PM   #7
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... or ~/.bashrc.
 
  


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