PATH environment variable

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PATH environment variable

Postby chinagreen on Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:41 am

I set the path using the following command:

export PATH=$:/var/lib/gems/1.8/bin

However, I'm missing /usr/bin. Tried using a comma, but the path isn't working. Suggestions???
My current path is:

$:/var/lib/gems/1.8/bin,/usr/bin

It isn't working, however.

Thanks.
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Re: PATH environment variable

Postby moodywoody on Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:13 am

Using a colon instead of a comma should do the trick.

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export PATH=$PATH:/newpath1:/new/path2
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Re: PATH environment variable

Postby chinagreen on Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:12 pm

Your suggestion was my solution! Thanks.

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/bin:/var/lib/gems/1.8/bin

echo $PATH
/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/bin:/var/lib/gems/1.8/bin
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