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Old 10-24-2003, 07:58 PM   #1
sirpelidor
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$PATH!? how to set these PATH(s)!?


hihi, i'm new to this so may sound a bit stupid

i'm trying to set PATH on my rh9,
i'm using bash
i used vi to edit the following

files: .bashrc, .bash_login, .bash_profile,

none of those appear to work,
so everytime when i wanna add path

i have to do that PATH=$PATH:/sbin deals, which real annoying,
would anyone plz tell me which file i can edit my path for root, and which file i can edit my path for user? ^_^


thank you

p.s: how come on rh9, when running root, /sbin or /usr/sbin isn't in part of the PATH!?!?!


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Old 10-24-2003, 08:54 PM   #2
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Add a line to .bash_profile
PATH=$PATH:/sbin

Are you logging in as root or using the su command?
If you use su, /sbin will not be in your path. You have to
su -
 
Old 10-24-2003, 09:04 PM   #3
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If your using bash I *think* it needs to be

PATH="$PATH:/sbin";export PATH
(quotes and export)

and it should be in both .bashrc and .bash_profile or you have to keep up with whether it's a login shell or not.

Could easily be wrong, though. It does help to include exactly what you typed in your message rather than saying you 'edited' a file, though, because 'edit' can mean a lot of things. *g*

And it doesn't sound stupid at all. Windows users rarely have to mess with paths and DOS users could set it up a bit easier, so it can be a stumbling block in Linux.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 09:23 PM   #4
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How I wrote it above is the same syntax I've used in my .bash_profile. Works for me
 
Old 10-24-2003, 09:48 PM   #5
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Okay. And mine works for me, so now we know there's some flexibility there. Yours is definitely shorter and better, though.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 04:00 PM   #6
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ha ha
now i know what i did wrong, the reason /sbin wasn't show was because i was doing su, not su -

when doing su -

/sbin shows on my path, thank you
 
  


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