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I had to change some path settings to install node.js in turn I must have edited a file that removed the path from the correct directory, whereby sudo, ps, grep etc. live. I am not sure how to reset this and what is the default order:


This is obviously incorrect as there is no sbin, or anything.

Note * I cannot see the files because default doesn't work so cannot make it visible.

Hopefully someone can help.

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My PATH is as follows. Your requirements may differ but this PATH setting will at least give you shells and tools such as bash, sudo, etc.


to apply PATH settings:

export PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:

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How would I go about changing it? Without nano that is? – m33bo Dec 5 '13 at 12:22
I did it using export PATH= then above. Thanks :) – m33bo Dec 5 '13 at 12:24

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