Editing /etc/profile, some doubts

Leandro Melo ltcmelo at gmail.com
Sat Jan 29 15:27:23 UTC 2005

Thanks again! By the way, i didn't create it at the root, it was just
for the example.

On Sat, 29 Jan 2005 10:22:48 -0500 (EST), Robert P. J. Day
<rpjday at mindspring.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 29 Jan 2005, Leandro Melo wrote:
> > Thanks Robert.
> > However, i'm very new to linux and don't know shell scripting very well.
> > How exactly would this script look like?
> > As i said, i just want to add one of my folders to my path enviroment
> > variable. Specifically, i got a directory called /myStuff that has
> > some programs. I'd like to add this folder to my PATH variable so i
> > can these programs from any folder i'm in.
> > Thanks.
>   first, take a look in /etc/profile.d.  you'll see several files of
> the form *.sh.  just create a new one along those lines, with the
> single line:
> PATH=/myStuff:$PATH
> (although i *strongly* discourage adding new directories at the root.)
>   part of the login process (as long as you're using bash) is to
> automagically run all of the scripts in that directory whose names are
> of the pattern *.sh.
> rday


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