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# 1  
Old 11-03-2009
Setting up your environment

Hi

I am new to Solaris and was just given my id and need to setup my environment, what do i need to do to run certain commands without putting in the complete path.

How do I create my .profile, I do not see under my login?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
# 2  
Old 11-03-2009
Well no other choice ot write one with vi...
here is what I use on solairs:
Code:
#
        stty erase "^H" kill "^U" intr "^C" eof "^D"
        stty hupcl ixon ixoff cs8 -istrip -parenb
        tabs
        export EDITOR=vi
        export PATH=$PATH:/usr/ucb:/etc:/usr/dt/bin:/usr/openwin/bin:.

export ENV=$HOME/.kshrc
# ask for DISPLAY setting
echo " Enter DISPLAY = " 
read DISPLAY
export DISPLAY
alias ll='ls -al'
export PS1=`uname -n`':$PWD \$ '

Quote:
what do i need to do to run certain commands without putting in the complete path.
./<your command>

---------- Post updated at 18:38 ---------- Previous update was at 18:35 ----------

Code:
export ENV=$HOME/.kshrc

Means you will also have to create a .kshrc file or comment out this line...
In .kshrc, you put all your aliases and defined functions...
# 3  
Old 11-03-2009
Not working, not sure what I am doing wrong. I created a basic .profile and included mostly path to commands that I need to run...still get command not found.

Do I need to do something to execute it...I logged off /on still no luck.
# 4  
Old 11-04-2009
What you didnt say was how you logon:

from remote via telnet
from remote via ssh
from remote via X using xdmcp...
from ...
on directly on the box using X (that means at the console...)
# 5  
Old 11-04-2009
I am using putty (ssh) for the logon
# 6  
Old 11-04-2009
In which case by default, it will NOT read your .profile unless someone configured it to do so...
look how ssh is configured in /etc/ssh/, the files ssh_config and sshd_config

For the while to test the .profile you will need to source:
execute like this:
Code:
. ./.profile

 
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