Re: Setting default $PATH for all users
- Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2019 17:26:19 -0600
- From: Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Setting default $PATH for all users
On 02/10/2019 05:00 PM, Lee wrote:
On 2/10/19, Andy Smith <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 02:57:22PM -0600, Richard Owlett wrote:
I used "grep -r /usr/local/games /etc" which yielded "/etc/login.defs"
"/etc/profile". Editing those two files had no effect.
How are you determining that changes to /etc/profile had no effect?
Because changes there (or in files in /etc/profile.d/) should affect all
new shels that you launch. Example:
$ cat /etc/profile.d/extrapath.sh
Then I open a new shell and echo $PATH, /foo is in there.
If that is not your experience, you are doing something wrong, or your
system is very broken.
Or you're using xfce which seems to ignore .profile & .bash_profile
Creating an /etc/profile.d/extrapath.sh from your example didn't do
anything for me.
adding the line
to /etc/bash.bashrc however...
followup question - why are the bash "login" dot files ignored if
you're using xfce?
Perhaps 'cause I've never used xfce?
For the record I'm using MATE as DE and lightdm as DM.