Learn How to Set Your $PATH Variables Permanently in Linux

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Marin Todorov

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7 Responses

  1. kevin says:

    what about the process that running in crontab, which files should I add “export PATH” ??

  2. Tomatreides says:

    Great post!

    You can also use /etc/environment to set PATH environment variable, but it does not support variable expansion.

  3. Amit says:

    Nice article .. If we need to use java on ubuntu then what are the parameters we should use? or on which file.
    Any help will be appreciated!!

  4. sahil says:

    thanks its a very informative ..

  5. David says:

    Great post and great blog!!!
    In my PATH I have some variables repeated, e.g., /usr/local/bin

    I’ve never had issues with that, so I think that it should not be so important to have duplicates, am I wrong?

    • Kyle says:

      The path is resolved with the first match. If you have identically named executables then the specific order of the paths are important and you might find unexpected behavior when there are duplicate or out of sequence entries.

  6. Rodolfo says:

    you should include fishshell

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