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Old 01-13-2009, 03:10 PM
JoeHill
 
Default stuff in ~/bin won't run

I'm used to ~/bin being automatically picked up in my path, so therefore I am
absolutely clueless as to how to add it. Also, considering the potential
consequences to my system, I would rather not do it the wrong way

This was what came up on a search, is this correct?

export PATH =$PATH:/new/path/to/add

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Old 01-13-2009, 03:13 PM
"Dotan Cohen"
 
Default stuff in ~/bin won't run

2009/1/13 JoeHill <joehill@teksavvy.com>:
>
> I'm used to ~/bin being automatically picked up in my path, so therefore I am
> absolutely clueless as to how to add it. Also, considering the potential
> consequences to my system, I would rather not do it the wrong way
>
> This was what came up on a search, is this correct?
>
> export PATH =$PATH:/new/path/to/add
>

Yes, so for you it would be:
export PATH =$PATH:/bin

Note that I personally prefer .bin to bin as then I do not have to see
it in my file manager!

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Old 01-13-2009, 03:15 PM
"Dotan Cohen"
 
Default stuff in ~/bin won't run

Sorry, that should have been:

PATH=$HOME/bin:$PATH
export PATH

in your ~/.bash_profile file. Put the new bin BEFORE the old path.

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Old 01-13-2009, 05:23 PM
"Mike Castle"
 
Default stuff in ~/bin won't run

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 8:15 AM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@gmail.com> wrote:
> Put the new bin BEFORE the old path.

Huh? Why?


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