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I am trying to update my $Path variable.  However, I am getting the message the executable needs to be in the PATH.

I used this command to update the path
echo 'export PATH=/Users/rjw/Documents/Python' >>~/.bash_profile

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But when you look at echo $PATH you get the following without my path above.

export PATH=${PATH}:~/android-sdk-mac/tools
export PS1="rjw "
export PATH="/usr/local/mysql/bin:$PATH"
alias ll='ls -lahG'
export PATH=/usr/local/mysql/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/Users/rjw/android-sdk-mac/tools:/usr/local/mysql/bin

export PATH=/usr/local/mysql/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/Users/rjw/android-sdk-mac/tools:/usr/local/mysql/bin:/usr/local/mysql/bin

export PATH=/usr/local/mysql/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/Users/rjw/android-sdk-mac/tools:/usr/local/mysql/bin:/usr/local/mysql/bin

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# Your previous /Users/rjw/.bash_profile file was backed up as /Users/rjw/.bash_profile.macports-saved_2016-01-13_at_10:05:16
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# MacPorts Installer addition on 2016-01-13_at_10:05:16: adding an appropriate PATH variable for use with MacPorts.
export PATH="/opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:$PATH"
# Finished adapting your PATH environment variable for use with MacPorts.


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# Your previous /Users/rjw/.bash_profile file was backed up as /Users/rjw/.bash_profile.macports-saved_2016-07-26_at_16:54:01
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# MacPorts Installer addition on 2016-07-26_at_16:54:01: adding an appropriate PATH variable for use with MacPorts.
export PATH="/opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:$PATH"
# Finished adapting your PATH environment variable for use with MacPorts.


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# Your previous /Users/rjw/.bash_profile file was backed up as /Users/rjw/.bash_profile.macports-saved_2016-07-26_at_17:07:46
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# MacPorts Installer addition on 2016-07-26_at_17:07:46: adding an appropriate PATH variable for use with MacPorts.
export PATH="/opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:$PATH"
# Finished adapting your PATH environment variable for use with MacPorts.


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# Your previous /Users/rjw/.bash_profile file was backed up as /Users/rjw/.bash_profile.macports-saved_2016-07-26_at_17:13:45
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# MacPorts Installer addition on 2016-07-26_at_17:13:45: adding an appropriate PATH variable for use with MacPorts.
export PATH="/opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:$PATH"
# Finished adapting your PATH environment variable for use with MacPorts.
# Setting PATH for Python 3.5
# The original version is saved in .bash_profile.pysave
PATH="/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.5/bin:${PATH}"
export PATH

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I uninstalled macports if that is the problem and went to homebrew instead.
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Question by:sharingsunshine
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This is more of a linux and bash question than just OS X.

After you ran your command, did you open a new Terminal window?  Did you reload your Terminal.  You current window won't load the .bash_profile until you've done something to reload it.

You can load it without restarting your terminal with the built-in source command:
source .bash_profile

You can start a new bash instance
bash

or if you want to reload your single instance,
exec bash


Your path command is also wrong.  You will replace all paths with just your home folder.
You really need
echo 'export PATH=$PATH:/Users/rjw/Documents/Python' >>~/.bash_profile

It also looks like macports added it's own path after yours, so the 2nd PATH setting won.

What are the current contents of your .bash_profile?
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by:sharingsunshine
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that's what I needed.  The path is in and working.  Thanks for the help.

I had closed the terminal window and then restarted it but that didn't do it.  But using  source .bash_profile and changing to your path made it work.
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