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chandbasha
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Hi,

I want to set path permanently in centos. I am able to set path, But when i logout and login the path is going.

Please tell me how to set path permanently

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rch1231
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Hello,

Depending on the shell you are running (probably bash) you set the path in your .bash_profile file. The file is in your home directory and you can add to the entries there:

# User specific environment and startup programs

PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin

export PATH
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Or just:

export PATH=$HOME/bin:/usr/local/bin:${PATH}

This gives precidence to executable files in your personal bin directory, then to those in /usr/local/bin, and finally to the default PATH environment. Note the {} around PATH. That allows a recursive path definition like this, especially if the existing PATH environment is complexly defined. It is safer than not useing the curly braces.

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