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how to configure PATH variable?

Posted on 1999-07-05
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Last Modified: 2013-12-15
my problem is to configure the PATH variable on rc.d files.
I've tried to do it in the file "rc.local" (Slackware), but every time I boot the system, don't work. What's wrong? I'm tired of setting this variable on prompt.

Question by:andraschko070599
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Assuming that you need your PATH variable after you login with a specific user:

If your user uses bash, ksh or sh change ~/.profile like:

   export PATH=${PATH}:your/new/path/here

or if it is csh or tcsh, change ~/.cshrc like:

   setenv PATH "${PATH}:your/new/path/here"
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ID: 1629226
rc.local should be right. Did you set it for the correct runlevel. Pls post your rc.local file. Any errors?

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Thank you very much for the answer, it was quick and wise. Your tip works fine, but all HOW-TOs I know sign to do it on "rc.local" file, my confusion was about that.

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