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Your $PATH is searched sequentially. For example if echo $PATH shows /usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11/bin, each of those directories is searched in sequence for a given command (assuming the command isn't an alias or a shell builtin). If you want to override specific binaries on a per-user basis (or you just don't have access to ...


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Bash (and in fact all shells) will execute the first executable file found of the name given searching in the order defined by the $PATH in the environment. Or simply: The first executable found in the $PATH order.


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Check that the JVM version (32/64 bit) you use matches the eclipse version (32/64 bit). I find these lines conflicting. Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.25-b01, mixed mode) arch x86



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