Add default path settings at startup

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webtarget
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Add default path settings at startup

Postby webtarget » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:58 am

I am installing some softwre that asks to add a path to my default path. It shows me how to do it using export, but, I want to put it in my default path at startup.

How can I do that? I thought I could put it in a .profile or .bash, but, I don't have one.

I'm using LM13 Mate.


Thanks.

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Re: Add default path settings at startup

Postby xenopeek » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:12 am

You can put it in your .profile. In your file browser press Ctrl+H to show hidden files (.profile, as its name starts with a dot, is a hidden file).

At the end of your .profile file, add a line like (where you replace /some/directory with the full path of the directory the software asked you to add):

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PATH="/some/directory:$PATH"

To activate log out and log in again. This would apply the setting only for your user account, if you want it to apply to all users, add it to /etc/profile instead.
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Re: Add default path settings at startup

Postby webtarget » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:28 am

Thanks, I just noticed it. I know about the hidden files. I don't know why I couldn't see it earlier. I think I was looking at the wrong colors in the command line!


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