Change path in panther?

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  1. MacBoyX macrumors 6502

    MacBoyX

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    #1
    Does anyone know how to change the path in the Panther terminal now that it uses the BASH shell.

    I don't know where to edit the file or what to add to it. I knew this for Jaguar but I forgot it at some point!

    thanks...

    macboyX
     
  2. JackRipper macrumors regular

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    #2
    It should work like all *nix systems...


    export PATH=(complete path)

    echo $PATH to show the current path.

    I think this is temporary, though. In linux there is a file in the users home directory called .bash_profile which is basically a shell script that runs when the user logs in.

    If Panther has this file as well you should be able to just add the "export PATH=........" line to that file using a text editor.

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

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    #3
    you can also look for a .profle file in your home directory. Also, if you are more familar with other shells, you can change the default in Terminal -> Preferences. I'm still upset they don't ship full korn shell (ksh) but I can deal.

    TEG
     

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