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I have a path that starts like this

PATH=/opt/subversion:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin [etc]

and this is wrong (at least opt/subversion needs to be opt/subversion/bin). Where is this being set? I checked the usual suspects that I know:


and it doesn't seem to be in any of these. Where do I need to look?

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Stuff like this can be set on a per-user basis in which case you should be able to find something in your .bashrc, .bash_profile or .profile files. Or it can be set on a global level. In that case, I'd take a look inside /etc/environment, /etc/profile and /etc/bash.bashrc.

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Thanks. That sounds like something I would've looked for and changed. And in fact there it is :) export PATH=/opt/subversion:$PATH right in /etc/profile. – Dan Rosenstark Nov 20 '09 at 14:33

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