Modifying $PATH variable in /etc/profile


 
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In my /etc/profile, my $PATH variable is set as follows:

$PATH =/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/etc

Then how do I add an additional directory to it? say
/export/home/abd/rose

Please advise.

Thanks!

Deepali
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$PATH =/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/etc:/export/home/abd/rose

Add a ":" and new directory path

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Actually it should be;
Code:
PATH=/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/etc:/export/home/abd/rose 
export PATH

If you want is to search /export/home/abd/rose first, use;
Code:
PATH=/export/home/abd/rose:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/etc
export PATH

I'm not sure why you would have /etc in your search path though?
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I'm not sure why you would have /etc in your search path though?
Because some lame distributions (HP-UX for one) put binaries (or links to binaries) in /etc
 

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