On Sunday 26 May 2002 07:50, Thomas Esser wrote: > > 1. I can't get my path commands to stick. When I issue > > export PATH=$PATH:/usr/TeX/bin/i386-linux > > I have to reissue it each time I log in and sometimes more often. I have > > issued this command as root, and the problem still wont go away; > > environment variables are only passed to child processes on UNIX, never > to parent processes. Put this setting into your private ~/.profile or > /etc/profile to make it permanent. > Because Idris S Hamid mentions he is using the SuSE distribution a better place is IMHO /etc/profile.local. This file is as the names suggests should be used for local changes and the file will be preserved in case of upgrading the system to a new version. This is comparable to the use of the file /etc/init.d/boot.local.
Best regards, Jos Winnink