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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
0answers
34 views

Bash cannot see PATH update

I am running Debian on a VM. I login to the GUI and go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal. # echo shell: /bin/bash I modified ENV_SUPATH, ENV_PATH inside of /etc/login.defs. I restarted ...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

How can I get $PATH to always include $(pwd)/sub_directory/.bin

If the path ~/dev/project1/node_modules/.bin/ionic exists, and my working directory is ~/dev/project1, I would like to be able to just type ionic and hit enter. I could include all those ...
3
votes
5answers
3k views

A system-wide way to set or get $JAVA_HOME in Ubuntu?

I wonder whether Ubuntu itself provides a system-wide way to find the current JAVA_HOME or whether there is right place for setting JAVA_HOME. Mac OS X does well in this, for /usr/libexec/java_home ...
5
votes
5answers
116 views

execute a command in $PATH matching a wildcard

I'd like to find and execute a command in the current $PATH matching this wildcard libreoffice?.? (eg. libreoffice4.0, libreoffice4.3, etc.) EDIT: if multiple matches are found, you can pick one ...
8
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
-1
votes
2answers
30 views

Split of path in an order [closed]

Help me in splitting an path in this way /sandy/user1/user2/abc.txt /sandy/user1/user2 /sandy/user1 /sandy /
0
votes
1answer
25 views

Where to “install” node application and best way to launch

I'm pretty new to the Linux world, I have a Node application that I would like to distribute through an apt repository, this is what I do for now: Put the node binary inside the Node application ...
24
votes
12answers
5k views

Remove duplicate $PATH entries with awk command

I am trying to write a bash shell function that will allow me to remove duplicate copies of directories from my path environment. I was told that it is possible to achieve this with a one line ...
2
votes
2answers
30 views

Change my profile's PATH environment variable on Cygwin

Sadly, I am not at all experienced in coding. I am attempting to use a program to work with GRIB files, here: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/degrib/compile.php?os=windows. I am compiling as there are ...
0
votes
2answers
513 views

Amazon Linux - update path to java

I downloaded a fuller version of java, and I wanted to update the default path to java. I tried updating the bashrc file as they did here ...
2
votes
1answer
36 views

I Modified my PATH when installing git. What is the default path on Mac?

When I was troubleshooting a git install, I did a few things. I think that I modified my default path. Echo $path returns ...
0
votes
2answers
42 views

Different PATH formats for .bash_profile [duplicate]

There are few different formats I have seen so far: With quotes and brackets: PATH="/usr/local/bin:${PATH}" With quotes only: PATH="/usr/local/bin:$PATH" None: PATH=/usr/local/bin:$PATH ...
157
votes
6answers
266k views

How to correctly add a path to PATH?

I'm wondering where a new path has to be added to PATH environment variable. I know this is accomplished editing .bash_rc (for example), but it's not clear how to do this. This way: export ...
2
votes
2answers
54 views

How do I allow privileged commands to fail but respond?

I am reading up on several commands, some of which are privileged and some that may or may not be installed. My system (gentoo) will respond with command not found sometimes when the program in the ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Changing log paths for specific Packages - Raspbian

I am currently running bind9 with logging enabled via cmd rndc querylog This begins storing logs for bind9 in /var/log/syslog How can I tell bind9 to store the logs in a different file, ...
3
votes
1answer
38 views

Puzzle over sudo and paths

I have a couple of programmes which are in /usr/local/bin which require root privileges to run. If I run sudo my_prog I get sudo: my_prog: command not found I have to write sudo ...
0
votes
1answer
459 views

qmake error when installing PyQt5

I'm trying to install PyQt5 for python3 from source files. I install SIP correctly. Then when I want to prepare the make file for installing PyQt, I get this error: #python3 configure.py Error: ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

how to set crontab PATH variable

I had a problem running a script from crontab. After some research I understood the problem was because PATH parameter doesn't include /sbin. I looked what it does include in /etc/crontab: ...
14
votes
6answers
897 views

How can I cleanly add to $PATH?

I'd like a way to add things to $PATH, system-wide or for an individual user, without potentially adding the same path multiple times. One reason to want to do this is so that additions can be made ...
0
votes
2answers
36 views

Locate specific file from script

I've written a script file in which, one function searches for another script and if found, executes that script. Script extract #!/bin/bash ... service_status() { local my_script=`which ...
2
votes
1answer
35 views

how to change git path?

So I just installed the latest git, with the official mac installer. I'm on Mavericks. Sadly, git --version is still git version 1.9.3 (Apple Git-50) and which git gives me: /usr/bin/git ...
1
vote
2answers
42 views

Do programs source .bashrc when run?

I append to my PATH environment variable in my .bashrc file (Ubuntu v12). I also have a service (Atlassian Bamboo) that relies on the modifications to PATH. When I restart the service (which runs as ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

Resolving the location/registration of an executable in the system?

I am on Ubuntu 11.04, Gnome 2. I had at a certain point installed Adobe Reader (acroread), however "off-tree" (at a non-standard location) - and I just noticed something weird about this executable. ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

How and where should I add a PATH? [duplicate]

I need to add a new directory to my PATH so that SublimeText can find it. I assume this should be added to either .bash_profile, .bashrc, or .profile. Which one should I add it to? .bash_profile ...
1
vote
1answer
40 views

Should I replace my system binary of PHP in /usr/bin with a self compiled one? [closed]

I had PHP version 5.4 installed on my Mac 10.9 machine and wanted to upgrade to 5.6. I downloaded the source files and ran ./configure, make and make install. I looked and it seems to have compiled ...
1
vote
4answers
5k views

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 ...
38
votes
4answers
31k views

What is the 'working directory' when cron executes a job

I have a script that works when I run it from the command line, but when I schedule it with cron I get errors that it cannot find files or commands. My questions is twofold: When I schedule a cron ...
0
votes
0answers
3 views

What potential trouble may arise by copying module directly from one python sys path to another?

Our server is CentOS and sys python is in version 2.6, meanwhile there is also a python2.7 under /usr/local/bin I did yum install MySQL-python, but in python2.7 I can't import this module. So I ...
-1
votes
1answer
50 views

perl env path in .bashrc

I am running Manjaro Linux and perl 5.20.1, which came pre-installed. I have started learning perl and need to get it in my path in ~/.bashrc. (Manjaro uses .bashrc and not .bash_profile). I should ...
1
vote
2answers
47 views

env command shows 3 times same path

When I run env it shows 3 times /usr/bin under PATH. Same for every path under PATH title. For example - my scala bin directory shows 3 times. However, in my .bash_profile, it is written just one ...
0
votes
5answers
63 views

Difference between including / at the end of a directory path and and omitting it

I am just wondering is there a difference in what happens when I leave / at the end of a file path for example: root /var/www/website.com/ And omitting it like: root /var/www/website.com How is ...
2
votes
1answer
50 views

Executable cannot be found

I installed gradle in /opt/gradle-2.2.1 I edited /etc/environment to look like this GRADLE_HOME="/opt/gradle-2.2.1" ...
4
votes
2answers
713 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
70 views

need help with a a symlink and the PATH variable

I tried to install drush with composer from a script that is runing with sudo $nameofuser `logname` #drush installation getcomposer(){ # Composer Global installation curl -sS ...
5
votes
3answers
78 views

Find latest copy of same file in folder structure

I need to get the path of foo.txt in a folder structure. There are multiple foo.txt files in this structure but I need an automated to find the latest. Suggestions?
4
votes
1answer
431 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
47 views

let script find path of itself

I want to have a bash-script discover its own path. The background is that I have a script called process_scanned_text.sh, which itself uses the script curves. I put curves in the same directory as ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

What is wrong with my JDK installation?

I tried to compile a Hello world example in java and got a gcc error. As far as I understand it, gcc is trying to compile my java class (and for some reason failing to find the main method, but that's ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

bash: iptables: command not found

How do I fix the iptables: command not found problem that happened to Debian 7.6? batman@gotham:~$ uname -a Linux gotham 3.14-0.bpo.2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.14.13-2~bpo70+1 (2014-07-31) x86_64 ...
4
votes
2answers
201 views

Compiler cannot find header file, do I add the directory to PATH?

I am trying to work with gtk which is located at /usr/include/gtk-3.0/gtk/ .., but all of the header files in the toolkit have #include <gtk/gtk.h>. Aside from adding /usr/local/gtk-3.0 to ...
2
votes
2answers
296 views

Select default binary to use

This is the output from which -a autoconf: /usr/bin/autoconf /usr/bin/autoconf /home/amumu/root/bin/autoconf I want to use autoconf in my home directory since it's newer version compare to the ...
-1
votes
2answers
1k views

bash: adduser: command not found on centOS

I installed centos 5.5 on my vmware 8 recently and i am trying to add a new user on the system. I am unable to add the user unless i use su - option. I believe it has to do something with path not set ...
0
votes
2answers
338 views

trying to install curl with homebrew, getting “incompatible library version” for libcurl.4.dylib

I am on OSX 10.9.5. I would like to use a later version of CURL than what is bundled with OSX, but I do not want to remove the OSX binary just in case, so I wanted to opt to install it via homebrew. ...
0
votes
0answers
146 views

How should I manage this Homebrew warnings?

I am new to the world of Unix and I own a MacBook Pro. Recently, as I want to learn Lisp, I downloaded MIT Scheme following the directions I found here . I created a new folder using this command: ...
1
vote
0answers
43 views

Nginx wordpress and its wrong path

I've a Raspberry and I installed nginx and over this I put Wordpress. Wordpress installation come from an old backup of a websites that I hosted somewhere else. The URL was mydomain.com/home, now in ...
2
votes
1answer
48 views

Adding a new path in PATH

On a server I own; Git was not working. I found that Git is installed in /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/bin/git. So, to make Git available to be used without full path; I logged into ssh as root. Then I ...
0
votes
1answer
174 views

Command not found when run with sudo bash

I ssh into my machine and then, in order to run some commands, I need to sudo bash first. In an interactive terminal session, if I do this: [vagrant@33 ~]$ sudo bash [root@33 vagrant]# which bundle ...
0
votes
2answers
210 views

How to work with dfspace command?

I am trying to execute dfspace command but I am getting the error root@Kali:~# /dfspace -bash: /dfspace: No such file or directory
8
votes
8answers
601 views

Grep for pattern at start or middle of a line

I'll start by saying that I think this problem is a little less innocent than it sounds. What I need to do: check for a folder within the PATH environment variable. It could be at the start or ...
4
votes
2answers
734 views

Basic commands in Unix not working i.e: -bash: ls: No such file or directory

I'm new to Unix and in the process of installing a program for my dissertation I must have played with the PATH for the basic Unix commands such as ls. Every time I type ls and the directory name I ...