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I would like to modify my .profile PATH to include all subdirectories of the directory I specify. For example, right now I have

PATH=$HOME/tier1

Tier1 has a tier2 directory in it. Right now I can execute files from tier1, but not tier2. I know I can add another path with $HOME/tier1/tier2, but I want everything under tier1 to be included with something like $HOME/tier1/*. Is this possible?

Thanks!
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In a word no. * is a problem for a PATH declaration in .profile
Code:
PATH=${PATH}:$(find $HOME/tier1 -type d | tr -s '\n' ':' )

Plus, you very definitely want to keep the old PATH created for you in /etc/profile/
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