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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Multiple path environment variable setup lines with bash

I have very long export PATH=A:B:C .... Can I make a multiple lines to have more organized one as follows? export PATH = A: B: C:
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What does '//' mean in return from `which`

I have an executable script test under the full path /home/sawa/foo/bar/test. The directory /home/sawa/foo/bar is within $PATH, and has priority over the default ones including /usr/bin. When I do ...
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Execute a command in a different path

When using Git VCS, I execute all of the git commands on the directory that contains a .git repository. I want to execute a git-pull through an SSH trigger but how do I define the path to the ...
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shebang and path

Why does a shebang need a path? Wrong #!ruby Correct #!/usr/local/bin/ruby #!/usr/bin/env ruby The operating system should have the information regarding the path for a registered command, and ...
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Which is the best practice when replacing a system binary?

I'm working on Mac OS X which is shipped with several binaries mostly located in /usr/bin/ and /usr/sbin/. Since it doesn't have a native package manager like some Linux distros, I got used to ...
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Adding directory to PATH through Makefile

I'm having some trouble in exporting the PATH I've modified inside the Makefile into the current Terminal. I'm trying to add to the PATH, the bin folder inside wherever the Makefile directory is. ...
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Find the DVD-ROM path in FreeBSD

I do not know the path of my DVD-ROM and also my external hard drive to mount them in FreeBSD using the mount command. What command should I use to find their path?
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Unix install best practices, append to path or link through

I have some software I am about to ship (gradschool project) and I want to know on a unix machine what the best practices are for installing software. I originally linked through /usr/local/bin my ...
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How to run a script from another path, and know the script's path?

I need to run a script that access a file in the same path it is located. For example: I have the script in /home/me/folder/script.sh, and this script will access the file /home/me/folder/myfile. As ...
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What could cause which to not show something in the path?

There is an executable in my path that I believe is a perl script. >$scriptname $outputofscript but >which $scriptname which: 0652-141 There is no $scriptname in $path and the path it ...
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`which`, but all

I think most are familiar with the which command, and I use it frequently. I just ran into a situation where I'm curious not just which command is first in my path, but how many and where all the ...
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Find absolute path from a script

In a script I get in $0 the possible relative path to it. For converting it to absolute I've found this solution which I don't understand: abspath=$(cd ${0%/*} && echo $PWD/${0##*/}) My ...
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Find a file in the path without “which”?

I am (somehow) able to run a script: $ assemble.sh file ... [output] But which can't find it: $ which assemble.sh which: no assemble.sh in ...
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ps command not giving output in home directory

I am logging into a solaris server, switching to bash, then switching to another user "sruser" and switching to bash. /home/batch/sruser/ is the home directory of the user "sruser". The issue is ps ...
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installed java, but java -version not showing new java

I just installed jdk1.6.0. I have tried multiple ways to set the path variable and make java 1.6 my new running version. And nothing is working. Running centos5 virtual machine. alternatives --config ...
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keep duplicates out of $PATH on source

I have the following code that's source-d by my .shellrc PATH="${PATH}:${HOME}/perl5/bin" PATH="${PATH}:${HOME}/.bin" export PATH but if I make changes to other code and then source this file, my ...
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Share aliases and PATH setting between zsh and bash

The shell that I normally use is zsh. I have several aliases to enable color in some programs such as ls and grep. I've also set my custom path so that I can execute programs in non-standard place ...
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temporary setting the path in an “init” file

I have an "init" file that reads #!/bin/sh export PATH=$PATH:/home/me/morph_numsys/software/bin by which I'd just like to set the path to that folder for only this bash session. However, when I ...
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modify path globally

Is there a standard for $PATH and the order of things that are supposed to be in there? out of the box Arch Linux doesn't have /usr/local/bin in the $PATH. I want to add it but I'm not sure if there's ...