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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 ...


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.


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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