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Old 10-16-2012
How to add path to root user

I am trying to add path for root.
In /etc directory there is no .bash_profile file
it has only profile file
can any one say how to add path for root user ?
is it possible to add path in profile file for root user.
# 2  
Old 10-16-2012
There should be a file .bash_profile in root's home directory. You can put your PATH modifications there.
# 3  
Old 10-16-2012
How to add path to root user

i tried to find .bash_profile file home directory.
i can see only .bashrc file will be there.
in .bashrc file can we add path for root?
# 4  
Old 10-16-2012
If .bash_profile is not there, just create the file. I wouldn't use .bashrc for this, because .bash_profile is executed only by a login shell, whereas .bashrc is executed by all subshells too.
# 5  
Old 10-16-2012
how to create .bash_profile

Thanks for the reply.
can you guide me how to create .bash_profile

# .bash_profile  # Get the aliases and functions if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then         . ~/.bashrc fi  # User specific environment and startup programs  PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin:. BASH_ENV=$HOME/.bashrc USERNAME="root"  export USERNAME BASH_ENV PATH

please tell me this is enough
is it for only root or for all user?

---------- Post updated at 01:48 PM ---------- Previous update was at 01:37 PM ----------

I forget to say one thing
currently i am getting following path.

along with this i want to add one more path then where i need to add new path.
thanks in advance.Smilie
# 6  
Old 10-16-2012
If the file is in root's home directory, the file is only valid for root. The file you posted looks right, besides the formatting issue. It is the default .bash_profile file. Just edit the one line, where PATH ist set to something like:


# 7  
Old 10-16-2012
How to add path to root user

i created file .bash_profile and kept in root's home directory.
then i executed the file,after that the following path got added.

but i trying to execute the command
svn help

but its not executing
if i maually exported means its working.

after i login again,it showing previous path only.

so its not executing automatically for every login also
if i execute manually then path getting added
but no use with that path

so what you think on this

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