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    How do I add a directory to $PATH permanently?

    I am using:
    Code:
    export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/arm-2008q3/bin
    I need to run the command every time I start the terminal.

    Is there a way to add the directory to the $PATH permanently?
    Last edited by JRV; July 9th, 2013 at 05:35 PM.
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    How do I add the directory to the $PATH permanently?

    I am using:
    Code:
    export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/arm-2008q3/bin
    I need to run the command every time I start the terminal.

    Is there a way to add the directory to the $PATH permanently?
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    Re: How do I add the directory to the $PATH permanently?

    Hi JRV.

    You can add that line to your ~/.bashrc for personal use, or add the path to the list in /etc/environment to set it system wide.

    Hope it helps. Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.

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    Re: How do I add a directory to $PATH permanently?

    You could append it to ~/.bashrc or ~/.profile but perhaps that method is deprecated :

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/En...ment_variables

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    Re: How do I add a directory to $PATH permanently?

    Merged duplicate threads.

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    Re: How do I add a directory to $PATH permanently?

    Thank You Lars Noodén, I added it to .profile.

    cariboo907 - Sorry about the double post, there was a long delay and I didn't think it went through.

    Thread marked solved.
    Last edited by JRV; July 10th, 2013 at 06:14 AM. Reason: Spelling
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