How to set $PATH in Linux

In this tutorial, How to set $PATH in Linux. You may set the $PATH permanently in 2 ways:

  • Set PATH for Particular user.
  • or set a common path for ALL system users.

You need to make “.bash_profile” in-home directory in the user for set PATH Particular user as command below

[huupv@DevopsRoles vagrant]$ echo "export PATH=$PATH:/path/to/dir" >> /home/huupv/.bash_profile
[huupv@DevopsRoles vagrant]$ source /home/huupv/.bash_profile

Or set a common path for ALL system users, you need to set path as below

[root@DevopsRoles vagrant]# echo "export PATH=$PATH:/path/to/dir" >> /etc/profile
[root@DevopsRoles vagrant]# source /etc/profile

An example set a common path for ALL system users as the picture below

How to set $PATH in Linux


Thought the article, You can set PATH 2 way in Linux as above. I hope will this your helpful. Thank you for reading the DevopsRoles page!

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