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I have installed pine on a Solaris 2.6 server in /opt/UWpine. I have set the /etc/profile to include the following

PATH=$PATH:/opt/netscape:/opt/UWpine/bin:.;export PATH

Now, when I telnet to the machine and try to run pico, which is in /opt/UWpine/bin it tells me "pico not found" but when I'm actually on the machine, pico runs just fine. I am logged on as root in both instances.

Any ideas?
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by:jlevie
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Are you sure you put the PATH statement in the right place in /etc/profile (not inside a conditional)? Are you actually logging in remotely as root or as some other user and "su"ing to root (that user's .profile might be resetting PATH)?
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Check to see what your path is when you telnet in as root with "echo $PATH", I think you will discover what the problem is.  Try putting the path in $HOME/.bash_profile .
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by:strausy
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I'm logging on as myself, then su root - ing.

I thought /etc/profile was the "global profile."

When I just su root, the path to /opt/UWpine/bin is not present, however if I su - root (with a dash) it is present and works.

So I guess I'm putting this in the wrong place? I logged onto another solaris box and I can use pico with any user and there is nothing in /etc/profile.  

I'm a bit unfamiliar with Unix, what/where exactly would $HOME/.bash_profile be?
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The "su -" differs from "su" in that the user's shell init scripts (/etc/profile in this case) are read if you "su -".

What you most likely want to do is to create the appropriate shell init files in your (and/or) root's home dir. The names vary depending on what shell you use:

sh, ksh: .profile
csh:     .login, .cshrc .logout
tcsh:    .login, .tcshrc
bash:    .bash_profile, .bashrc

It's usually a good idea to leave the system's init files /etc/profile & /etc/.login as generic as possible, only placing definitions there that are applicable to all users on the system. Further customization is best done in a user's init file.
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