Sign up ×
Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems. It's 100% free, no registration required.

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.

share|improve this question
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

1 Answer 1

up vote 12 down vote accepted

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

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.