LKBEN11475: Add a directory or folder to your linux PATH


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LKB | Created: 30.12.2020 | Version: 0 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

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Symptom

You need to add some directory to your PATH variable on your ubuntu system

Cause

Sometimes needed to run own programs without have to go to the path on your filesystem

Solution

On Linux you edit your .bashrc file to change your PATH variable. This will only change your PATH for one user.

echo $PATH

cd

vim .bashrc

add one line at the end:

export PATH=$PATH:/home/your_home/your_directory

To reread the file:

source .bashrc

echo $PATH

This should show you your path with the added directory at the end.

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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