solaris 7 - adding to the path

Hello,
i've just installed solaris 7 server.  I'm trying to add a few directories to the path namely /usr/local/bin.  I have tried adding this to a few .profile files in /etc/skel/ however, when i echo $PATH, the addittional setting is not picked up.  I am logged in as root.

how do i solve this, so that all users including root have /usr/local/bin automatically in there path when they log in?

regards
peewee
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ahoffmannConnect With a Mentor Commented:
if you like to add it for all users, change /etc/profile .
If it's only for specific users, change $HOME/.profile .

After doing that you need to issue:
   . /etc/profile
or
   . ~/.profile

(this is for sh, bash, ksh or alike)
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PeeweeAuthor Commented:
many thanks
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