add to the PATH

Francisco Borges francisco.borges at
Sun Feb 10 22:03:08 UTC 2008


I guess you are using the default shell, bash. If that is the case, I
think the right place to change your path is at


which is the "The personal initialization file, executed for login
shells". At the end of the bash manual ("man bash"), there is a
section explaining which files affect the shell and what exactly they
do. Some other people might point you to ~/.bashrc, changing it there
would also work.

If you need to learn more about bash, try consulting the "Bash
Reference Manual".


On Feb 10, 2008 10:48 PM, Casper Skovby <casperskovby at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am running Kubuntu Feisty. I need to add a directory to the PATH. I
> know how to see it (echo $PATH) but where can I change it?
> Thank you.
> Kind regards
> Casper
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