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PATH (all upper case) is the name of an environment variable on Unix-like operating systems, DOS, OS/2, and Microsoft Windows, specifying a set of directories where executable programs are searched for.

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What's the right way to set “dynamic” PATH in bash? (for android sdk)

I have android sdk installed, and I want the binaries in build-tools/android-VERSION to be available in PATH, so I add few lines: ...
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List all binaries from $PATH

Is there one-liner that will list all executables from $PATH in bash.
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Will $0 always include the path to the script?

I want to grep the current script so I can print out help and version information from the comments section at the top. I was thinking of something like this: grep '^#h ' -- "$0" | sed -e 's/#h //' ...
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Bash script to output path to USB flash memory stick

How would I return (output) the path to any USB flash memory stick(s) connected to the local computer using bash (Ubuntu and Linux Mint)? Background: I'm providing users with an automated backup ...
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Unable to log in. xsession-errors file looks like it could be useful if I understood

I am unable to log in to my account, having recently installed Linux Mint. I had this problem with Ubuntu 13.10, and no amount of re-installations seemed to fix it. However, Mint gives me a very ...
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Sudo changes PATH, yet executes the same binary

There are two Python interpreters installed: [user@localhost ~]$ /usr/bin/python -V && /usr/local/bin/python -V Python 2.4.3 Python 2.7.6 Sudo changes PATH when executed: [user@localhost ...
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Which is the real PATH variable

On my office computer it seems like I've have two PATH variables. $path : This is delimited by " " (Space) $PATH : This is delimited by ":" (Colon) Though when I update one, the other one ...
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Changing the PATH variable for a process running as a user on Linux

I have a server application which I start using an init.d script and run as a user: su $USER -c "${PLAY} start ${APPLICATION_PATH} --%prod-test >/dev/null" The application needs ffmpeg, which is ...
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Adding to path vs. linking from /bin

Our sys admin installed a software (Maven) on the server, and told everyone to add the "/usr/local/maven/bin/" folder to their path. I think it could be more convenient to just link the few programs ...
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Does a duplicate entries in a PATH variable revoke the precedence given by the first entry?

If I have a PATH variable that (when exploded onto multiple lines) contains something like this (with a few notes added by me): /Users/brandon/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.0.0-p353/bin ...
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Program installed to `/home/username/bin` and added to path… not launching [duplicate]

I just installed newer versions of grep and vim to my local ~/bin directory. I have the path added via PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin in my .bash_profile. When I try to run either, the version installed in ...
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Default preference of executable over built-ins with the same name

I was playing around a bit with the names of some executables, putting them in a folder, ~/bin, which is in my $PATH. Now I'm wondering how I can set the preferences of a bash-3.2 terminal so that it ...
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Why does root not have /usr/local in path?

I've noticed that the default path for root on my of my vm's and servers do not include /usr/local/bin sudo -s echo $PATH /sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin Whereas normal users on the server do have ...
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Add multiple subdirectories under the same parent directory to PATH

I have installed some tools and put it under $HOME/tools/ and each tool has its own /bin directory that contains the executable program. I now have the path to each individual /bin in my $HOME/.bashrc ...
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How can I substitute one command for another temporarily?

I'd like to alias sed to gsed, but only while a particular script is running. I have a script that invokes sed. On the Mac, BSD sed doesn't support the required features, but I don't want to replace ...
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Make Trickle get the correct $PATH

Trickle is a bandwidth limiting program. I have the following script for trickle. #!/bin/bash echo $PATH trickle -s -t 3 -u 200 -d 200 "$@" I have a script in ~/bin/ that want to run the script ...
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cc1 not in the PATH

I 'm trying to configure kernel via make menuconfig [Angstrom distribution] on BeagleBoard-xM, but I get these errors: make: Warning: File `/usr/src/linux-2.6.32.61/arch/arm/Makefile' has ...
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Editing the .profile file to access

I am trying to source my .profile file to easily access a directory of javatools. The bash code below seems like it should work but it does not. Any help troubleshooting this script would be very much ...
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Why I got error: `error while loading shared libraries: libmpich.so.3`?

I installed mpich-3.0.4 not in a default location. I installed it based on the mpich installer's guidance. However when I try to run: mpiexec -n 4 -f machinefile ./mpich-3.0.4/examples/cpi It ...
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Full path name of bash? and base process of Linux?

I am new to Linux and I recently had a test at school which had the following questions: What is the full path name of bash? What is the base process of Linux? I couldn't answer these. Does anyone ...
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What is PATH on a Mac OS?

What is the PATH in a Mac OS? I have used it to install global command-line tools, but the only documentation I have found are tutorials for doing just that, with no real explanation of what is ...
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/etc/paths in OS X and other Unices

Is /etc/paths read by every shell that I run in OS X? For example, if I use zsh, will it parse /etc/path to populate $PATH? What exactly is the sequence that OS X follows to populate $PATH? Does it ...
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VMware path to System ISOs on remote server

When I connect to a remote server in vmware workstation I can create a new vm. But where to put the .iso files on the remote server? (linux) As shown on the screenshot I have only a "[standard]" ...
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Meaning of `export PATH=…` in .bash_profile

I'm using a mac for some years now and as I'm currently learning ruby on rails, I felt like I should learn more about the system I'm using. I took a look at the ~/.bash_profile, it looks like this ...
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/etc/environment not working

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Recently, I accidentatlly removed python, causing a huge number of packages to be uninstalled. I reinstalled them, but now I am having problems. $ echo $PATH ...
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Adding Postgres bins to PATH: should I `export`? [duplicate]

I'm on a Mac, but this seems like a UNIX/Linux question. I just installed Postgres.app, and the documentation says to add the /bin directory that ships with Postgres.app to your PATH by adding the ...
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difference between /var/www and /usr/local

I don't understand the difference between /var/www path and /usr/local path on linux command because for instance at the moment I can see my red5 server folder is in the latter path and within that ...
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java add to the path

I have some .jar files in a directory, /home/unix/dfernand/bin/picard/picard-tools-1.106. But when I add the directory to the PATH and CLASSPATH in my bashrc, java still does not recognize the .jar ...
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How can I clean out duplicate entries from my PATH? [duplicate]

Currently, my $PATH has two identical entries for /usr/local/bin and I'm curious whether there's a way to clean that up, or if I should just not worry about it. It looks like this (broken up into a ...
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Getting sudo to work for an alias

I installed Sublime Text 3 in Fedora 20 which has got GNOME, as I couldn't get it being called from terminal I created a .bash_aliases file which a line like this: alias sublime='sublime_text' And ...
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Why does sshd requires an absolute path?

Why does sshd require an absolute path when restarting, e.g /usr/sbin/sshd rather than sshd Are there any security implications? P.S the error message: # sshd sshd re-exec requires execution with ...
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How to identify executable path with its PID on AIX 5 or more

On AIX 5 or 6, `ps -ef` shows the executable full path randomly. Why and how to determine it? I find many thread through internet and also Unix & Linux and this stack overflow post about finding ...
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Removing a directory from PATH

I'm trying to compile wxWidgets using MingW, and I have cygwin in my path, which seems to conflict. So I would like to remove /d/Programme/cygwin/bin from the PATH variable and I wonder if there is ...
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Chromium OS Compiling Path [duplicate]

After following the steps at the Chromium OS Developer site, I would like to know how I could add the path to my .bashrc file so I could make it permanent? I am using Ubuntu 13.10
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Add a path in $PATH globally for every user

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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Map invalid file paths to valid file paths

I am running a program on linux which access an invalid location, say: /home/area/file. I know the valid location is /home/area/something_else/file. The problem is the input file for this program is ...
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Filepath: use same filepath on unix and winodws

I am working on application which work on both unix and windows environment. I have mapped my unix drive on windows using samba. On cygwin: ls -l /remote /remote -> //samba1 when I try ...
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Recently installed applications missing from $PATH

When I install apps using apt-get or NVM or NPM on Ubuntu, I can type the command and it works. Then I log out of the shell and log back in. Now none of the things I installed work when I ask for ...
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How do I use which(1) with the system's default $PATH?

I would like to use which with the system's default path, ignoring any embellishments from the user's shell configuration files. Motivation I am attempting to write a script to find the system's ...
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How can I find out where the firefox bin is?

I am trying to add Firefox to my PATH like in this tutorial. I have Firefox in the Applications folder of my GUI on my mac book air. I am familiar with adding locations to my path. But I don't know ...
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How to install a custom boost version in CentOS?

I'm trying to compile and install boost 1.54 from source in CentOS. The documentation is pretty straight forward and there are plenty of tutorials in the internet available (1) (2) (3). This is what ...
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Symbolic link path [duplicate]

Hi I want to find out the path of symbolic link. I want to make a script for that but I can not find a command that will print the path of symbolic link. I want to write a script with directory as a ...
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I don't see .bashrc in my home directory but want to make a permanent change to my path

I am trying to add a location to my $PATH variable on a Mac running OS X. I am following this tutorial, which says to edit the .bashrc file. I don't see this file in the home directory even when I do ...
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Crontab + Ruby on Rails: /usr/bin/env: ruby: No such file or directory

I have a ruby on rails app and I need to schedule a crontab for a rake task. */5 * * * * RAILS_ENV=production /usr/local/bin/rake -f /usr/local/www/mysite-web-production/current/Rakefile ...
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How can I force the use of a specific binary when running a script

How can I force a specific binary to be used when executing a bash script? I have a bash script which uses the "php" binary. There are several php versions on my computer. The main php binary, as ...
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Is there a problem if I add a non-existing path to `PATH` environment variable?

I have a following lines in my .bash_profile. if [ -d "$HOME/bin" ] ; then PATH="$HOME/bin:$PATH" fi I think I found it somewhere in the internet. Is it also ok, if I write only ...
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Cannot change JAVA_HOME

When I run java -version in my terminal I get: user@ubuntu:~$ java -version java version "1.7.0_25" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.3.10) (7u25-2.3.10-1ubuntu0.13.04.2) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server ...
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Find location of sourced shell script

Is it possible that a sourced shell script knows its location? I've read determining path to sourced shell script but the answers focus on bash and tcsh and fail if a POSIX shell is used. $0 is also ...
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Globally change path for all users, even in cron

We're setting up an SGE cluster with CentOS 6. My sysadmin is installing applications that are not installed via RPM (i.e. via other means like make install) should go in a non-standard directory, in ...
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why can't linux see my run.sh command?

I have a run.sh in a directory in ubuntu linux 12.04 LTS. I've been changing the Path variable so that it can "see" binaries elsewhere in the directory structure. But I am still getting a command not ...