General :: Potential - With Adding /usr/local/[s]bin To Root's Path?

Mar 2, 2011

I've noticed that the root account $PATH does not include /usr/local/bin or /usr/local/sbin by default. Are there any potential issues that could arise from adding those directories to the path? If so, what is the best way to make sure your shell finds executables in those directories, without affecting the stability and security of the system?

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Fedora :: Add Path In .bashrc By Commenting Out Old Path And Adding New One - Command Source ~/bashrc

Jun 14, 2011

When I add some path in .bashrc by commenting out old path and adding new one like this:

#EXPORT HOME_PLAY=/home/gem/old_play
EXPORT HOME_PLAY=/home/gem/play

After saving above changes, I enter the command: source ~/.bashrc Now if I do echo $PATH, the path shows both the old PLAY_HOME and new PLAY_HOME. This is really bad and messes up a lot of things in my project. This problem only goes away if I logout or reboot, a rather very long process. What is happening is that the old path is added to new path element and the old path includes the old path element you want to remove.

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General :: Seeking Shortcut To Execute A Program With A Supplied Local Path?

Sep 14, 2011

A program requires local path property to perform correctly.I'm seeking shortcut command to execute a program with a supplied localPath For example, cd /usr/local/blogrmis/usr/local/blogrmis/remote & remote program requires local path @ /usr/local/blogrmis to there any shortcut which i can do it in 1 line?

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General :: Adjusting $PATH In /etc/profile Does Not Affect Root

May 25, 2011

I added a directory to the $PATH variable in /etc/profile. This works for my user account but not for root. It's easy to add it to my /root/.bashrc but I would like to understand whats's wrong. It's a widely unmodified Debian 6 so I think my changes should do the trick.

Here is what my /etc/profile looks like:

# /etc/profile: system-wide .profile file for the Bourne shell (sh(1))
# and Bourne compatible shells (bash(1), ksh(1), ash(1), ...).
if [ "`id -u`" -eq 0 ]; then


Edit: The path I added is the distcc-stuff. Here is what echo $PATH tells me:

$ echo $PATH
# echo $PATH

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General :: Adding Root To A Group

Jul 4, 2011

I'm seeing on my Fedora 15 box. I want to add the superuser to a group called, say, thisgroup.thisgroup is absent. Surprisingly, when I thought of editing /etc/group, root was present there!Anyone on why groups didn't show my new addition?

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General :: Ubuntu - Adding Space To A Root Partition

Aug 2, 2010

I have some contiguous free space available next to where my root partition resides on the hard drive. I was thinking of resizing the root partition with gparted to take up this space, but it's kind of risky. I was wondering if there is another way to include this partition into my Linux partition without resizing? Like somehow link it in so that / will have more free space?

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General :: Adding SDA1 Partition To Root LVM Group?

Nov 9, 2009

I have a question about LVM. My /dev/sda disk is partitioned into Windows NTFS on sda1, Linux /boot partition on sda2, and the Fedora 10 root (/) LVM partition is on sda3. I have moved my Windows XP to VMware on the Linux system and would like to add the sda1 partition to root LVM group.

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Ubuntu :: Adding A Location To PATH?

Aug 27, 2010


Select a starter package from the table at the top of this page and download it to your development computer. To install the SDK, simply unpack the starter package to a safe location and then add the location to your PATH.How do I add a location to PATH?

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Programming :: Adding Directory To The Path?

Apr 2, 2009

I have made the installation of Qt4 in my Fedora/MacBookPro. It also got a first compiling and running a simple program. The point is that for the compiler to run I need to point out every time where the bin is located, as that:

$ /home/threader/kinetic/bin/qmake -project

I have tried the following, but it still doesn't work:

# script
# /etc/bashrc or /home/threader/.bash_profile
# config to Qt compiler


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Ubuntu :: Adding Ifort To Path At Startup?

Feb 17, 2010

I just downloaded intel's fortran compiler, ifort. However, I seem to have to add it to path for every single terminal I open using:

source <install-dir>/bin/ <arg>

I immediately think that there should be a way of doing this automatically at startup. However, this isnt just pointing to where ifort is, but running a shell script, which evidently only affects a single terminal session.

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Ubuntu :: MATLAB Installation - Adding Directory To $PATH

May 27, 2010

I've followed the guide here for installing MATLAB. The installation completed successfully, however, the launcher created doesn't launch MATLAB as MATLAB isn't installed anywhere pointed to by $PATH. What's the best way of solving this - adding MATLAB's directory to $PATH (in which case how do I go about doing so), or (re)installing MATLAB to somewhere already in $PATH?

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Permanently Adding File Location To User Path?

Aug 20, 2010

I have added the smbd file location to the path of root. I can now execute it from any location. I noticed after reboot of the machine (RHEL 5) that this file location is no longer in the path. How do I make this permanent?

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Software :: Adding Sth - To All Users PATH Variable - Sudo Included

Aug 3, 2010

I've installed rubygems on ubuntu, but it has a known issue that the rubygems' bin/ directory is not in the PATH. I know about exporting the PATH variable, and adding it to .bashrc, but I'd like to configure it so that every user has it on his PATH, even if he tries to run it with sudo. Where should I export the PATH variable then?

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General :: Security - Securing A Server When There Is Potential Physical Access?

Jun 9, 2011

We want to set up a Linux server (hosting Git or later SVN repositories) which should have all stored data strongly encrypted, so that if one steals the server the data cannot be read. For example, our notebooks have all important data stored on a "true-crypted" partition.

We plan to access it with SSH private keys and only after successful login should the data be readable. The server would be located in our office, shut down at night and not be connected to the Internet directly, but only accessible in our intranet.

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General :: Difference Between PATH=$PATH:$1 & PATH=$1:$PATH?

Jan 16, 2011

I found the following function in /etc/profile file.


1. I dont undestand what "if ! echo $PATH | /bin/grep -qE "(^|:)$1($|:)"" this if statement actually comapres??

2. Also what is the difference between PATH=$PATH:$1 & PATH=$1:$PATH

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Server :: Adding A Record To Local DNS

Mar 14, 2011

I have configured a CENTOS 5.5 server with DHCP + DNS. The network environment contains clients to obtain IP dynamically and some amy be configured manually. Until noe I have not used any GUIs for the configuration.

Now I want to manually add some hosts to my DNS. Can this be done by directly adding the host names to data files (pointed by the f/w and rev zones)? Or should this be done differently?

What are the good DNS GUI tools available for CentOS?

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Ubuntu Networking :: SSH Adding A New Non-Local User?

Jan 5, 2011

Trying to add my wife as a user to my computer, only to log on through SSH, not locally. Only problem is I use keys for logging in.

I've gone through the guide on the ubuntu website, created a key, copied to through a pen drive, put it in her .ssh folder on my computer, but it still comes up with the error:

Agent admitted failure to sign using the key.
Permission denied (publickey).

Is there a group I need to add her to, or add her public key to a different file somewhere?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Adding A Local Repository?

Mar 21, 2011

I have a Fedora 12 and OpenSuse DVD with me. It consists of lots of packages and hence to install these packages I don't have to download them. What I want to do is copy the package folder on my local machine and then add them as repository in Synaptic Packet Manager.

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General :: Move A File To Some Path And Create That Path When It Doesn't Exist?

Oct 8, 2010

I use this command:


find ./ -atime +360

to figure out the files that haven't been accessed since 360 days. The command above will return results like this:


... etc

I'm taking here about tins of directories, thousands of files. I'm looking to find a command that makes me able to move the results above to another path, and to create that path once it doesn't exist like below:


mv /uploads/2010/02/some-file-name.ext /old-files/uploads/2010/02/some-file-name.ext

But I want the executed command to create this path



If it doesn't exist.

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General :: Forcing An Absolute Path Where A Relative Path Is Expected

Feb 21, 2011

I have a program that takes a relative path as input appends it to a some path string to get the actual path.

Now all I can input is the relative path. So if I want to go one level above my input will be ../mypath.

If I know the depth of the path used internally, I can use .. as many times to go to the root directory and then give the absolute path. But suppose I do not know the depth of the directory, can I construct a relative path string such that it considers it as a relative path. One way could be to have enough .. in the path string so that I can force an absolute path for some maximum depth of path.

Is there some path string syntax that I am not aware of but can achieve this?

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General :: Deleted Path Variable - How To Return To The Original Path Value

Apr 26, 2011

Experimenting with shell variables, accidentally deleted the path variable how could I return to the original path value. What kinds of problems will I have if I don't have a path variable.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Automatically Adding Local User To Xhost List?

Jun 8, 2011

On Ubuntu, the local user is automatically added the xhost list when logging in (via a script in /etc/X11/Xsession.d).

Is there a way to enable this in OpenSUSE?

(My original problem is that I cannot interact with a running X session when loggin in via SSH, since newer GDM versions don't create $HOME/.Xauthority any longer.)

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General :: When Adding Snbpasswd It Returns "failed To Find Entry For User Root"?

Apr 12, 2011

When adding snbpasswd it returns "failed to find entry for user root",who knows why?

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General :: Change Windows Path To Unix Path?

Sep 14, 2009

I have a path c:windowsackup I need this string to be changed into /windows/back/up I used the command -bash-3.00$ echo windackup | sed 's/\//g' but the output is windbackup

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General :: Change Absolute Path To Relative Path?

May 31, 2011

Current script:-

find . -depth -type d -name .git -printf '%h�' | while read -d "" path ; do (
cd "$path" || exit $?


How shall i go about changing the absolute path to relative path, so that /home/git/mirror/android/adb/ndk.git gets converted to /mirror/android/adb/ndk.git //echo <command> "$prefix$PWD.git" ?? - anything for relative path?

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Root Search Path ?

Aug 31, 2010

I am trying to find the permissions of the directories in the $PATH variable.

I am trying to use the following:

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Server :: Root PATH Isn't Right, Can't Change?

Apr 2, 2010

After upgrading to CentOS 5.4, my root path seems screwed.The issue is present for CRONJOBs that run as the root user as well as when I su to the user through SSH.

I need the following path ALWAYS:
It currently only gives root:


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Ubuntu :: Add PATH Variable In Root Terminal

Mar 16, 2010

I want to add a path (/usr/sys) to the global $PATH. I will use this to test commands and scripts, which I don't want to be mixed up with regular commands. I've added the path to /etc/environment. When I start a terminal session under my user account, the path is included in the $PATH variable. However, when I start a root terminal, it is not. Is there a way to to change $PATH on one place where it will also affect the root terminal, or do I have to change it on 2 locations?

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Ubuntu :: How To Set Python Path For Root User

Aug 11, 2010

How do I set the PYTHONPATH for the root user only? Or at least add to the python path for the root user? I need to read from the /var/log/apache2/access.log in my python script, so I need to use sudo for my script to be able to read from it.I tried setting the PYTHONPATH in /root/.bashrc but that didn't work. I don't want to use a .pth file because I don't want the directory to be on the path for all users due to import collisions.

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Software :: Permanently Add Path To Root Via Script ?

May 10, 2010

I'm working on my first .deb package. I need to add the /usr/sbin directory to $PATH for root. I think the easiest way to accomplish this is to add a little code to the postinst file.

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