Problem in updating .profile file in HP-UX B.11.00 machine

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Old 02-07-2008
Problem in updating .profile file in HP-UX B.11.00 machine

Hello All,

I am using a HP-UX machine and I want to update the .profile file so that after login to my userID that will be applicable to my ID also. What I am trying to do is :

In .profile file I am trying to write in /home/userID folder:
export PATH=$PATH:$HOME:.

so that whenever I will login to the system my home folder will automatically be added in the PATH environment variable.

Waiting for a response

Thanks & Regards
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Old 02-07-2008
If you are using the Korn shell, I suggest you add add it to your .kshrc


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Old 02-07-2008
Thanks for your quick response, but I am using bash shell. Please suggest me for bash shell
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Old 02-07-2008
Hello Friend,

Problem is resolved now.
Actually while login and running bash shell it was not calling .profile file.
So I have written a .bash_profile in which I called my .profile file and it's working now.

Thank you for your cooperation
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