I had spent a lot of time setting the $PATH on my Ubuntu but i forgot to document the procedure. So when my friend asked me, i wasn’t able to help him out. So this time i asked him to tell the solution so that i could note it down. The best place would be my blog.
JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java export JAVA_HOME PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin export PATH
Source: The Ubuntu Guy.
What file do you insert this text into?
these commands are used at the command prompt if i am not wrong.
I hope export will work only with bash prompt. Better to mention it to avoid confusion
Thanks, this actually works. The problem is when I reboot to Ubuntu the variables are no longer set. How do I set it permanently?
Harlan. (new to Ubuntu)
U can set u’r environment vairables in the file .bash_aliases which is there in user’s home directory. The file would contain-
U can also add other environment variables like CLASSPATH. Note that the other bin dir paths are for u’r shell commands. After editing this file restart your terminal. Hope this helps.