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Old 02-07-2004, 04:28 AM   #1
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How to edit the value of $PATH?

I know I can do it in .bash_profile. At this stage, I don't have .bash_profile file, so there must be other place that I can modify so that I can change the value of $PATH enviroment variable. So where should I look at?

Old 02-07-2004, 04:38 AM   #2
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Make a plain text file in your home directory with your favourite text editor called .bash_profile. Put these contents in it:

export PATH

You can add mulitple paths if you want, separate them with a colon. Save the file, and now all new terminals will use this PATH. You can verify it worked with
echo $PATH
If you want to change the value of path globally, edit the PATH variable in /etc/profile.


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