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Ok, I have instructions to i.e. export ABC=[/path/to/something.ext] in the command prompt in linux.

Is this a real path or do I need to add my own path in??? I see these "/path/to/.." statements pretty common and thought it could actually lead to the file immediately.

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you add your own path... ABC should also be replaced. –  Arctor Apr 7 '11 at 1:43
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It's an example path. You'd find the path that makes sense on your system. You would not use the brackets though. Obviously you could check on your system, ls /path/to/something.ext and ls would tell you the file didn't exist.

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