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In Windows I set my PATH to point to my JDK bin folder so I can easily run commands that involve Java. What is the equivalent of this for Linux distros?

I am using Linux Mint 13.

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This is the variable ....PATH :-)

If you want to see it, just launch a terminal and type : echo $PATH

If you need to change it, launch a terminal and type : export PATH=$PATH:/my/new/path

If you need to change the path definitely, add the export line in the /home/username/.bashrc.

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