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:
You can do:
export PATH="A" export PATH="$PATH:B" export PATH="$PATH:C"
Each subsequent line appends onto the previously defined path. This is generally a good habit, as it avoids trashing the existing path. If you want the new component to take precedence, swap the order:
export PATH="A" export PATH="B:$PATH" export PATH="C:$PATH"
Alternatively, you might be able to do:
export PATH=A:\ B:\ C
\ marks a line continuation. Haven't tested this method.
You can extend lines in bash using a backslash at the end of a line like this:
export PATH=/path/A:\ /path/B:\ /path/C
Please note that the absence of white space is important here.