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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$PATH duplication issues

If I do echo $PATH I get the following: ...
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How does the path enviroment variable work in linux?

I'm confused how does the enviroment path work under linux, I'm a Linux Mint 15 user. First, I read about editing the /home/.bashrc file and doing a PATH=$PATH:/directory, but I also knew about ...
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Launcher for a Python program that requires extra libraries

I'm trying to get a launcher working for the WikidPad (python) program. I already have a python program, so I looked into the file /usr/share/applications/taskcoach.desktop. The exec line was simply ...
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Find the location of /gnu [closed]

I'm working on my university server and trying to find the location of /gnu. I know that it is installed with the latest version as I get the correct version using:g++ --version On using find find ...
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Preventing duplicate entried in PATH (.cshrc)

I have little experience with Linux, so I will appreciate some help. I need to prepend directories to the path variable in my .cshrc file and I want to make sure that the entries are not repeated when ...
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Canonical paths: why are they needed?

The issue of resolving symlinks (symbolic links) is often addressed on this forum, and on others. Related are the concepts of relative, absolute (or full), and canonical (or resolved) pathnames. Two ...
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Solaris - permanently update PATH for all users

I have installed JDK and Groovy on my Solaris 11 machine. I would now like to set things up so that the PATH variable would contain the bin directories whenever I open a shell. It is my understanding ...
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Red5 can't find JAVA_HOME

I'm setting up a Red5 server on Cygwin I get this /usr/share/red5$ sh red5.sh Running on CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW64 Unable to locate Java. Please set JAVA_HOME environment variable. However, I can also ...
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find command: how to ignore pathname?

I have to find some type of files in a directory and it's subdirectories and I only have to print out the filenames. So here's the main command: find -type f -name "*.c" Now, how could I cut the ...
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awk + paste for cleaning up PATH?

I have seen this code in .cshrc init files on a few machines. I went through a few awk tutorials in trying to understand how it works, but I am still unable to decrypt it. setenv PATH `echo $PATH | ...
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Script not getting executed as per expectation

I have two Perl scripts at a predefined location in Unix. This predefined location is set in path variable ($PATH). Now when i try to run first script (from any location) the script runs successfully ...
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Ambiguously named executables

It appears that in tcsh if I have ambiguously named executables in two separate folders in the $PATH it directs to the one in the most recently created folder. Am I correct? And is this always true? ...
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Installing required libs/frameworks/packages for compilation on OSX

I'm trying to compile SmartSim for OSX Lion, and at the moment I'm at the ./configure stage. Here is a dump of what I've managed to get so far: $ ./configure checking for a BSD-compatible install... ...
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How to change which program is executed by default

Surely this is an easy question, that I just don't know how to search for, but if I have two identically named executable files, one in /usr and one in /usr/local (for example), how can I change which ...
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How to manually install a cpp library

I want to install the opengl sdk http://glsdk.sourceforge.net/docs/html/pg_build.html . I successfully built it but it has no install script. I am wondering where I have to put them in order for ...
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Paths in my bash profile do not work!

export PATH=/usr/local/bin:/Users/rodrigoprugue/Desktop/CRUNCH:~/phreeqc/bin:$PATH export PARFLOW_DIR=~/parflow/parflow.r605/ export SILO_DIR=~/parflow/silo-4.7.2/ export ...
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/etc/ld.so.conf doesn't contain /usr/lib

I am using pkg-config to help supply the correct libs during c++ compilation. As I understand it, it searches in directories supplied by /etc/ld.so.conf. My ld.so.conf references the following lib ...
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Find out where $PATH got corrupted

I'm using OSX Mountain Lion 10.8.2 $echo $PATH prints this: /usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/opt/X11/bin:/Users/myusername/.rvm/bin I've commented out everything in ~/.bash_profile ...
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Executable located in location A how to run it in location B?

So, I've an executable in my debian server and this executable located in /home/human/ExecuteIt, still i cant figure it out how to run my executable in another location. In my case it is ...
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PATH work with relative directories

I'm trying to get a program to work that isn't in my distro's package manager. It doesn't provide a makefile or sources, just binaries. If I copy the whole folder to /usr/local and then add that to ...
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Decomposition of path specs into longest-common-prefix + suffix

Given any two absolute Unix path specs1, one could decompose each spec as the concatenation of a longest common prefix and a specific suffix. E.g., /abc/bcd/cdf -> /abc/bcd + cdf ...
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Why does the “which” command give duplicate results?

which -a ruby gives me /usr/ruby /usr/ruby /usr/ruby It gives the same path three times. Why does this happen?
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Is it safe to add . to my PATH? How come?

I've seen people mention in other answers that it's a bad idea to include the current working directory ('.') in your $PATH environment variable, but haven't been able to find a question specifically ...
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How to make GNU grep the default in FreeBSD?

I'm running FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE. I've installed GNU grep with portmaster textproc/gnugrep. However the "default" grep for users is still FreeBSD grep. # /usr/local/bin/grep -V /usr/local/bin/grep ...
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Add directory to path for all shells and users in SLES 11.1

I'm using a server running Suse Enterprise 11.1. I need to add some locations to the path for all users and for all the shells. Is there a nice and easy way to do this or do I have to modify the ...
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Cannot find lib in path

I am trying to start a program that relies on some libraries that are in my path, however, the program says it cannot find the files: 11:45:27 ~ > echo $PATH ...
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Why does “User Contributed Perl Documentation” show up when I look for 'man' pages

When I man -f <some string> in addition to the expected Unix man pages, I get a bunch of odd looking entries that all have the header "User Contributed Perl Documentation". For example man ...
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How do the various configuration files determine MANPATH on Darwin?

On Darwin (12.2.0, OS X 10.8.2, bash 3.2.48(1)) my MANPATH appears to be determined by my PATH rather than by the various configuration files associated with man and the man path, /etc/manpaths, ...
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How is the path to search for 'man' pages set?

I'm puzzled by how the path used for finding man pages is set. The "right thing" seems to happen magically. For example, if change my PATH from ...
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Correct handling of Python2 and Python3

What is the correct way running scripts that depend on python2.x but on a system where python3.x is aliased with python. The solution should take into account the following things : Python2 ...
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Is there a way to add a directory to my PATH in zsh only if it's not already present?

Is there an easy way in zsh to add a directory to my PATH only if it's not already present? (or, more generally, any environment variable). I've tried: PATH+=/my/directory ... but if that's ...
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Running an executable in PATH with the same name as an existing function

Sometimes I define a function that shadows an executable and tweaks its arguments or output. So the function has the same name as the executable, and I need a way how to run the executable from the ...
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Applying and linking all settings/binaries of one user to another user in Linux

In a linux machine, we may have to compile our programs with respect to that linux machine. Now, if we already have some other users (not root. A typical user.) who have already compiled many ...
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List all files / binaries in current PATH

Is there an "easy" way of running an "ls -la" style command for listing all files / executable binaries in the current PATH? (I intend to pipe the output into grep, for looking for commands with ...
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What's the difference between “command directory” and “command directory/”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When should I use a trailing slash on a directory? Does the slash make any difference?
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Add USB space in conky

I'm setting conky and I'd like to add the usb space, I use: $font${color DimGray}/ $alignc ${fs_used /} / ${fs_size /} $alignr ${fs_free_perc /}% ${fs_bar /} for the full hdd, what should I write ...
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Wallpapers' s folder in XFCE4

I've just installed XFCE4 on Arch Linux, now I'd like to add an image in the wallpaper folder, someone know the full path. I'm searching, but I haven't found yet.
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Create a command for a Linux executable file

I'm using a program called node-webkit, but I can't start the program without specifying the full path to the executable file. Is there any way to associate a command (such as node-webkit) with an ...
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How to install Ruby Test to Sublime Text 2

I am quite new to Ubuntu, so I am running into some problems. I was following this tutorial to install Ruby Tests for Sublime Text 2: https://github.com/maltize/sublime-text-2-ruby-tests There is ...
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Global /etc/profile setenv or export overwriting user settings in .profile

I need to call a modified version of a program in /home/user_name/bin rather than the (older) version in /opt/program_name/current on a CentOS 5.3 cluster. The program creates a tcsh script using ...
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Can I get correct $PATH when executing sudo -u db2inst -sh “db2”?

I need to run sudo -u db2inst1 sh -c "db2 connect to db; db2 set schema Edumate; db2 \"select * from edumate_settings\"" but I don't want to specify absolute path to db2 If I run sudo -u db2inst1 sh ...
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Added bin directory to my path, can't execute commands in it with 'sudo command'

I made a bin directory in my home folder where I place all my scripts. Then in my .bashrc I added the following: export PATH=$PATH:/home/myusername/bin So I could access files I placed in there ...
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How to add a path to system $PATH for all users's non-login shell and login shell on debian

I installed some programs in /opt/my-program/bin, I wanted to add /opt/my-program/bin to system $PATH for all users's non-login shell and login shell. What should I do? Changing /etc/environment is ...
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Make problem with includes

I am installing imagick-v3.1.0RC2 package on CentOS 5.5. I have ImageMagick 6.7.9-9 installed as well and have a problem on the make step. Problem is that its cannot find included file: ...
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Inhibit Variable Expansion in Paths

How do I prevent Zshell (and Bash I assume) from expanding environment variables in paths be completed as shown in the following example: $PREFIX/alt/li should expand to $PREFIX/alt/lib and not ...
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Change user and load entire environment in shell script

I'm having some trouble with an upstart script of ours that changes user and starts up a few ruby daemon processes. In the past i would simply bash -c "do the business" -l someuser making sure to use ...
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How to force a particular version of Java?

I am on a RHEL 5.5 64 bit box. The systems engineer installed the 64-bit Java VM under /usr/bin ; however, I needed a 32 bit VM which he installed in /opt/jdk1.6.0_35. But now, everytime I do java ...
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How to add a path to system $PATH for all users's non-login shell for debian

After installing some programs in /opt/xxx/bin, I want to add /opt/xxx/bin to system $PATH for all users's non-login shell. What should I do?
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My `which` command may be wrong (sometimes)?

I've compiled the last emacs version from the source code (v24.2) because the version installed on my machine is (quite) old for me (v21.3). I've done the usual: $configure --prefix=$HOME make make ...
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update PATH variable in .bashrc using sed

I've been trying to update my PATH variable permanently by putting it in my .bashrc file. However, I don't want to just append it to the file, but rather replace the current PATH=........ with the ...