Enviroment problem

Asked by Michal Dziczkowski on 2012-02-04

I have following problem. Each time I want to do something thru terminal, I need to export the PATH at new. I do this by typing:

export PATH=`cat /etc/environment`

My question is: How can I do that my system do this for me (for all profiles) at system start?

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2012-02-08
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2012-02-09

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mycae (mycae) said : #1

modify your .bash_profile, and st gnome-terminal to use a login shell

eg:
export PATH=$PATH:`cat /etc/environment/`

Note that using /etc/environment like that on my system would break my PATH variable, as there are comments and assignments in my /etc/environment file, which would not work. PATH needs to be a list of dirs separated by a colon.

to set login shell in gnome-terminal
Edit->profiles->edit->Title & command->Run command as login shell.

And how can I do that permanent and global for whole system, that this problem get solved for all users at once ?

mycae (mycae) said : #3

If you need it for all users, you can modify either /etc/profile.local or /etc/bash.bashrc.local .

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