Is there a "PATH" equivalent in Kubunto?

Alexander Smirnov alexander.v.smirnov at
Tue Mar 25 09:45:38 UTC 2008

John L Fjellstad wrote:
> Alexander Smirnov <alexander.v.smirnov at> writes:
>> Hmmmm... i always thought that ~/.profile is ksh-specific startup file
>> Similar file for bash shell is ~/.bash_profile
> According to the manual, bash will invoke the following files in this
> order:
> /etc/profile, ~/.bash_profile, ~/.bash_login, ~/profile
Yes, you are right.
reading manuals is a damn useful!

quote from bash manual:

When bash is invoked as an interactive login shell, or as a 
non-interactive shell with the --login option, it first reads and 
executes commands from the file /etc/profile, if that file exists. After 
reading that file, it looks for ~/.bash_profile, ~/.bash_login, and 
~/.profile, in that order, and reads and executes commands from the 
first one that exists and is readable. [...]

When an interactive shell that is not a login shell is started, bash 
reads and executes commands from /etc/bash.bashrc and ~/.bashrc, if 
these files exist.


So, i think it is reasonable to place PATH to ~/.bashrc

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