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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
export PATH=$PATH:/foo

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
export PATH=$PATH:/foo
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.