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My Terminal is not working correctly, it is not recognizing even ls command and showing "-bash: ls: command not found " error, help out in solving this... I need to work on terminal...

I will be very thankful to u...

~Raviraja

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Are you the root user? – pavanlimo Aug 20 '10 at 7:02
    
Yes, Im a root user... – Raviraja Aug 20 '10 at 7:07

can you echo $PATH and see if it includes /bin and /usr/bin

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Hi thanks for ur reply... it is showing this "PATH:/usr/local/mysql/bin"... i think this is not the correct path right...? – Raviraja Aug 20 '10 at 6:55
    
right.. u need to change PATH to include /bin as well as /usr/bin. – akb Aug 20 '10 at 7:14
    
Can u please tell me the way to change the path... Im very new to Terminal... – Raviraja Aug 20 '10 at 7:22
    
You can use: export PATH=$PATH:/bin:/usr/bin It should work. – akb Aug 20 '10 at 8:40
    
Thank you somuch... – Raviraja Aug 20 '10 at 9:17

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