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Re: Why debian put ~/bin beginning of $PATH




On 09/08/17 05:11, spp mg wrote:
> In the ~/.profile has below default setting:
> 
> --------------
> # set PATH so it includes user's private bin if it exists
> if [ -d "$HOME/bin" ] ; then
>     PATH="$HOME/bin:$PATH"
> fi
> --------------
> 
> Why put ~/bin beginning ?

So that your own stuff has precedence...

> Is that dangerous ?

Not really. Only you or a system administrator would have write access
to ~/bin. What makes you think it might be dangerous?

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