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Do we have anyway to add a path globally so that each user gets it in $PATH. I want to add path of ANT so that each user doesn't need to add it in his $PATH variable.

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If you intend users to run a particular shell, say bash, then you could add the export line in /etc/bashrc as it will be read systemwide. –  Ketan Dec 11 '13 at 16:54

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Global paths should be set in /etc/profile or /etc/environment, just add this line to /etc/profile:

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