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Old 08-23-2005, 11:16 AM   #1
jayhel
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How to modify the root path at boot time


Hi!

I would like to modify the root path at boot time to add /usr/lib/jdk1.5.0_4/bin/

How can I achieve this?

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Old 08-23-2005, 11:42 AM   #2
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Normally to modify the path you just run the following as root:
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export PATH=$PATH:/usr/lib/jdk.1.5.0_4/bin
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:55 AM   #3
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or you can type the commands as follows to make it effect for ever:
Code:
$echo 'export PATH=$PATH:/usr/lib/jdk.1.5.0_4/bin' >> ~/.bashrc
$source ~/.bashrc
 
Old 08-27-2005, 12:40 AM   #4
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How to modify the root path at boot time

Hi folks!

I am posting this reply to my own question for the benefice of everybody:
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Where can I change the default PATH used by Slackware?

The default PATH is defined in the file /etc/profile along with a lot of other environment variables. By default separate PATH's are set for the root user and everyone else. To change the default PATH for all users or root, simply edit /etc/profile with PICO and change the PATH values. If you only want to modify a single user's PATH, then you can set the desired PATH in the .bash_profile file in the user's homedir.

Scripts that modify the PATH can be found also in /etc/profile.d
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Best rgds,

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