[arch-general] /etc/profile PATH variable wrong

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Aug 15 05:20:33 EDT 2010

On 15/08/10 18:50, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> In order for that to be correct it needs to also have :/usr/local/bin
> inside of the quote marks. The /usr/local/bin directory on Linux systems
> like slackware and debian is where stuff gets put that anyone can
> execute that's on the system. I put a simple shell script I wrote there
> then tried to use it and it wouldn't work until I keyed in the
> /usr/local/bin/myd command. That small script makes the date and time
> more readable for me. Since that file was copied from suse, people in
> that other distribution probably also ought to be notified.

What is wrong with not including that?  If the system administrator can 
install files to /usr/local/bin then I am sure that they are competent 
enough to add that to their path.


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