why the PATH can not be set correctly?

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Old 07-23-2002
Data why the PATH can not be set correctly?

I'm using Linux-Mandrake 8.0 in my laptop. After I logged in as a "root", I added a new path in my .bashrc file (I use bash shell). Then I can observe it has been set correctly by typing echo $PATH.

But, when I log in again as a personal account, not "root", then I open my bash shell, and type echo $PATH, the path I just set in the "root" account is missing!?

So could anyone tell me what is wrong? Thanks!
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Old 07-23-2002
Is the path change you made still around for the root user?
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Old 07-23-2002
Most likely you need to set the $PATH var in either /etc/profile for all users or in the ~/.profile for each individual user depending on their needs.
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Old 07-23-2002
Yes, when I log in again as a "root", the path is still there.
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Old 07-23-2002
I'm not very familiar with the .bashrc file - but it seems like you are only adding it to the profile for root when using bash. If you have a local version of this file for the other user....then add it there, otherwise change the .profile PATH found in the users home directory. See if this helps.

** O h I see auswipe has beaten me to it! **

Last edited by peter.herlihy; 07-23-2002 at 07:28 PM..
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Old 07-23-2002
Originally posted by peter.herlihy

** O h I see auswipe has beaten me to it! **

While you were down under (or at least off the coast of down under) I was on top of things! Smilie
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