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I need to add a directory entry to PATH env. var.

I added at the end of both of my ~/.bashrc and ~/.bash_profile the line export PATH=$PATH:/home/user/apps/.... The change is working for terminal sessions but it's not working for the graphical environment. When I start a certain application via it's icon it's complaining that it can't find a certain dependent program in the path (it's working normally if started from the terminal). I tried logging off/on.

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Rename ~/.bash_profile to ~/.profile, and remove the statement from .bashrc.

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will it then work for terminals as well? – Boris B. Jul 3 '11 at 17:54

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