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From Alexey Solofnenko <>
Subject Re: set path value permanently
Date Sun, 29 Apr 2007 18:44:15 GMT
This is not ANT related, but there are few ways to achieve this. If you 
open login shells (for example in Gnome terminal select Edit->Current 
Profile...->Title and Command->Run command as login shell) you can put 
commands into ~/.profile script (create it, if it does not exist). You 
can also put commands into ~/.bashrc, ~/.kshrc, or some other script 
depending on a shell you are using (personally I prefer ~/.profile). 
Finally, it could be a bad idea to pollute your environment (for 
example, if you are working on several projects in parallel), so 
sometimes it is better to create other scripts  that will set the 
environment and run ANT (for example, export 
PATH=/some/path:$PATH;export ANT_HOME=/some/other/path;ant $@).  The 
last solution does not change global configuration, so it is less likely 
to break something.

- Alexey.

akinola oni wrote:
> hello,
> Is it possible to set the path value permanently on linux (mac) ?  l 
> always have to set up the path value every time l open up a new 
> command line terminal. I tried setting it up in the environment 
> variables. it always returns back to the original configuration every 
> time  re start the computer. ant home and java home are all set up 
> permanently it is only the path l don't know how to set up 
> permanently.I am using a mac by the way.Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Alexey N. Solofnenko <>
Pleasant Hill, CA (GMT-8 usually)

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