SPUG: Please help me understand this
umar at drizzle.com
Wed Jun 9 19:21:37 CDT 2004
Looks like you're simply adding more paths into your PATH environment
variable. You're setting your PATH to include all these new 'paths' plus
your original PATH at the end. If you don't do a :$PATH at the end, your
PATH variable will be set all the new ones that you listed and it'll
overwrite the original path. You don't want that so you add your original
$PATH at the end.
':' is simply a delimiter/separator between the different paths.
On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, vikas verma wrote:
> In the following statement:
> export PATH=/usr/xpg4/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin:$PATH
> what does the seperation by : means and what does :$PATH at the end means.
> Can somebody interprete this statement for me.
> Thanks a lot.
> --------- Original Message ---------
> DATE: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 16:31:56
> From: Jonathan Gardner <jgardner at jonathangardner.net>
> To: <spug-list at pm.org>
> Cc: James Moore <james at banshee.com>
> >On Wednesday 09 June 2004 02:59 pm, James Moore wrote:
> >> Is it just me or has the job market suddenly become much more
> >> interesting even in just the last few weeks?
> >Yes. National statistics show job growth and salary growth at record
> >numbers, and not just in the IT sector. Manufacturing and other "real" jobs
> >are experiencing it too.
> >We haven't had growth like this since the mid 80's. Could this be due to
> >I remember reading about 6 months ago about a rapid increase in investments
> >and inventory, and a steady low interest rate, and how that was going to
> >translate to new jobs in due time. That due time is now.
> >Amazon is still hiring. Email me if you want an inside contact.
> >Jonathan Gardner
> >jgardner at jonathangardner.net
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