$PATH on Mac OS X, show it, love it, change it!

Here’s a quick list of the places you’ll find that can change your $PATH variable.

First off, to show your PATH on the Mac OS (X) terminal, enter

echo $PATH

file: /etc/paths

To change it:

sudo pico (insert favorite text editor here) /etc/paths

folder: /etc/paths.d/

List the files in this folder:

ls -al /etc/paths.d/

To edit them, you have to use one from the list returned from above:

sudo pico /etc/paths.d/(each of the file names here)

user file: ~/.bash_profile

Again, to edit it:

sudo pico ~/.bash_profile

-This combination of little tidbits could have saved me a lot of G**gling.

Hope it helped you!