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Old 10th January 2009, 02:19 AM
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[n00b] How do I modify my path?

I want to add some directories to my command path but I can't work out how to do it. I would like it so it is set each time I log in.

I have tried:

set PATH=$PATH;<new_directory>

but it didn't work.

Sorry for the dumb question.

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Old 10th January 2009, 02:26 AM
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you need a colon, not a semicolon and remove the word set. If you are resetting your path temporarily, use export instead of set. If you want to do it permenantly, edit your .bash_profile file in your home directory.

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Old 10th January 2009, 02:33 AM
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Thanks for the rapid response - works perfectly!

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