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Just like the title says, it always asks me to go to the direct path.


iwconfig doesn't work. I have to type /usr/sbin/iwconfig

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What are the contents of your PATH variable? –  John T Apr 7 '11 at 3:13
/home/max/bin /usr/local/bin /usr/bin /usr/bin/X11 /bin /usr/X11R6/bin /usr/games usr/lib/mit/bin seems like alot? should this contain /sbin and /usr/sbin? how would I do that (do I export all of those paths at once?) thanks –  maxmackie Apr 7 '11 at 3:16

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You can edit ~/.profile or ~/.bashrc with an editor and write in any line

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/sbin

Supposing your $PATH variable is /home/max/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/bin /usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/games:usr/lib/mit/bin in your case, $PATH will be appended with :/usr/sbin

To make the change happen in your current shell session write:

. ~/.profile


. ~/.bashrc

depending on the file you edited before.

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thanks for the help –  maxmackie Apr 7 '11 at 4:17

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