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# 1  
Old 09-19-2007
adding PATH variable


i use bash and i added a path variable for 2 files /rscr and /uscr in /etc/profile

/rscr working fine but the other one shows command not found
and when i try to type whereis for scripts in /rscr it shows them but the other one shows nothing... thanks Smilie
# 2  
Old 09-19-2007
$ echo $PATH

You must see your path in screen.

also check this

cat ~/.profile |grep PATH

PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin; export PATH

PS: You must execute "export PATH"
# 3  
Old 09-19-2007
echo $PATH


cat ~/.profile |grep PATH

PATH=$PATH:/usr/uscr:/usr/rscr; export PATH

see on $PATH it doesn't show /usr/rscr but with cat ~/.profile |grep PATH .. its there! im confused Smilie
# 4  
Old 09-19-2007
try this in your shell

PATH=$PATH:/usr/uscr:/usr/rscr; export PATH; echo $PATH


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