The concept that software will look in several folders, in the order stored as the path, to find which programs should be allowed to run.

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How do I use the MacPorts version of nano as my default text editor?

I tried installing nano using "port install nano", but using the "nano" command doesn't open the macports version. $ which nano /opt/local/bin/nano $ /opt/local/bin/nano --version GNU nano version ...
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AppleScript - Get the path to an application without opening it

I need to store the path to Chromium to use later in the script, however running set chromium to (POSIX path of (path to application "Chromium")) in AppleScript Editor opens the application. How can I ...
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Saving to a specific path with the save prompt

How do you save to specific paths with the save prompt WITHOUT navigating through the GUI? It's extremely annoying how I cannot just write paths into the save-as dialog box.
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Help on setting path right

I'm following these instructions to install CUDA on my Mac and need some help concerning path variables. I already installed the package but need to set up the required environment variables: export ...
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How to use /etc/paths.d to add executable files to my path?

I am trying to use /etc/paths.d to add an executable to my path variable but I have no success so far. The full path of the executable file is: /opt/ImageMagick/bin/convert /etc/paths.d contains two ...
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Where are my all installed programs?

I am new to Mac OS X and till the time I was using Windows 7/8. I tried to download and install programs in Mac OS X, but I do not see them in Launchpad. Where are all my programs are going. ...
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How are paths to files and folders constructed in OS X?

I need to indicate a right file path to read a .csv file into R on OS X, but how can I find where the file is stored? Looking at Excel files, the file path starts at users/…, but there is no ...
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How do I undo “export PATH='/usr/local/bin:$PATH' >> ~/.bash_profile”

I was trying to install homebrew, which wasn't working. It told me to do echo export PATH='/usr/local/bin:$PATH' >> ~/.bash_profile. However this wasn't having any affect, and I thought maybe it ...
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Making items added to paths via paths.d show up everywhere under Mavericks

I'd like to set the path under OS X Mavericks so that the setting shows up everywhere (e.g., in .apps and in Darwin shells). There's plenty of discussion out there about how to set environment ...
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Full path to python as reported by ps

When I run python from the shell I for example do python2.7 script. I later need to find this command again based on the ps aux output, however this output shows a full absolute path like this: ...
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make it easier to call often used terminal commands

I have a java tool that I use quite often from the command line but to use it I have to type java -jar dsim.jar. I want to make it so that I can call it just by typing dsim regardless of what ...
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Why does my path not get saved even after editing ~/.bashrc? [duplicate]

I've added maven to my path, but it doesn't seem to be persisting to the path beyond the lifetime of the terminal application. I've modified my ~/.bashrc, but it still isn't storing the modified ...
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How is $PATH created?

I am still relatively new to the workings of the Mac OS but have extensive knowledge of Linux. I updated my php on Mavericks using the php_osx and the instructions stated to use export ...
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How do I change $PATH and set it to the default directory?

For some reason when I run echo $PATHI get the following directory: /Users/<home>/Library/Applications/. How do I set it back to its default location so that I don't have to run this command, ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks - add to path

I'm trying to set up a phonegap project and while trying to add a platform it outputs the following error: Error: The command "android" failed. Make sure you have the latest Android SDK installed, ...
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Upgrade RVM and now PATH is broken

My PATH no longer includes /usr/local/bin even though it is the first line of /etc/paths: #/etc/paths /usr/local/bin /usr/bin /bin /usr/sbin /sbin $PATH: $ echo $PATH ...
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Excel VBA: correct path to shared folder on networked Macs?

Does anyone know the correct syntax for a hardcoded path to access a backup folder on a locally networked Mac? The original path to access the folder on the same machine is Mackintosh ...
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How to recursively edit path of symlinks?

This is an additional question that began with this one - How to edit Symbolic Links in OS X? Now that I know how to edit the path symlinks point to, I'm trying to figure out how to do this ...
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Escaped path in AppleScript adds leading /

I have the following AppleScript that I am trying to debug: tell application "System Events" set theResult to (do shell script "sqlite3 ~/Library/Application\\ Support/Dock/desktoppicture.db ...
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Removing the builtin command-line utilities from PATH, zsh

Okay, so I'm a Linux power user, that is I feel most at home when I have access to the command-line, and I'm very much used to using GNU coreutils, so now that I've installed GNU coreutils on Mac OS X ...
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Reset Aperture Import Locations (paths for referenced masters)?

I run Aperture 3.5 (latest at the time of writing this) and I use referenced masters. Over the time I've changed my directories now and then and all my files are now neatly stored on one drive in one ...
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OS X Mavericks bash_profile paths don't work

I need to create a new path in OS X Mavericks. To do so, I edited .bash_profile: export LC_ALL="en_US.UTF-8" export PGHOST=localhost export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/heroku/bin export ...
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File path error in Applescript/TextExpander

I use the following code to open my dropbox folder quickly using textexpander. tell application "Finder" activate set f to POSIX file "/Users/MrT/Dropbox" open f end tell Which works, ...
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Exporting the filepath of all music files to a text file

I'd love to know the syntax within Terminal to export the filename and path of all my music of various types (I have legacy Windows .wma files too). I'd presumably export those file to a .txt or .xls ...
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How to bend a path in Keynotes?

I can not find the 'curved path button' in the Build Inspector which allows me to curve a path. Can anyone tell me where to find it?
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changed user path and lost aliases in .bash_profile

I reinstalled mountain lion recently and had to reset my git path. Everything was working fine until I realised I had to do it for every project so I tried to change the default system path by sudo ...
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How to make an executable .py available everywhere on OS X?

I have this directory /foo/bar/. Inside, I have a python file named myfile.py. I made it executable by adding (at the top): #!/usr/bin/env python Then, I made it executable by issuing chmod +x ...
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How to remove an environment variable on Snow Leopard

I'm running under Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and I recently added an environment variable which it seems to be messing my bash terminal (I guess). What I did is add the variable ...
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Editing $PATH variable for apache on mountain lion

I've just installed ImageMagick using macports and am trying to use it from a php site running on Apache, but nothing I do works to add /opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin to my path. So far I've tried ...
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In Mountain Lion how do I set, in one place, the PATH environment variable for all newly launched applications?

On Ask Different there are many questions regarding the PATH environment variable and how to set it for applications launched by a shell, by spotlight or via the finder (typical questions: How to set ...
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Change Web Sharing “Sites” folder to SkyDrive?

I'm building a web site. There are three Macs that I commonly use for development, depending upon my location: an iMac in San Diego, and iMac in Vegas, and a MacBook Air in all other places. As I move ...
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I want to remove an entry in my $PATH

I'm running OS 10.8. When I echo $PATH my terminal outputs ...
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Where should shell tools be installed?

Are there Apple guidelines for where user shell tools in Mountain Lion should be installed? Some (e.g. TeX, or Apple's Git) end up in /usr, and others (e.g. X11) seem to end up in /opt (sometimes with ...
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Permission denied error when opening Terminal

I'm using a clean install of 10.8. I wanted to add a couple of directories to my path. I tried adding them to /etc/paths using sudo vim /etc/paths Now when I open a terminal window I see this: ...
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Can homebrew and RVM agree on a $PATH?

I'm trying to install Yeoman.io and part of it requires Homebrew to be installed. I am on Mountain Lion (10.8) and things seemed to install correctly except when I run $ homebrew doctor it complains ...
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Terminal $PATH error

I was adding a $PATH to .bash_profile: PATH="/Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.3.6/bin:$PATH" So I could install PEAR on MAMP. That all worked, but now I have an this error each time I start up: ...
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How is my $PATH variable built in Mountain Lion?

I've recently installed Homebrew on my Mac and it's complaining that /usr/bin occurs before /usr/local/bin in my $PATH variable, meaning that system-provided programs will be used instead of those ...
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How to change PATH environment variable to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion that will be visible to GUI applications? [duplicate]

I tried all methods I heard of for setting environment variables on OS X 10.8 but none of them seems to work. To test, run a bash script from inside a gui application like Eclipse or IntelliJ IDEA. ...
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brew path didn't cover sbin

I have problem when I used brew to install aircrack-ng. I found out that it cover path /usr/local/Cellar/aircrack-ng/1.1/bin but it couldn't find commands after I tried tab-completion in path ...
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Mac Terminal PATH settings [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reset your PATH variable Everytime I open Terminal I need to set the PATH using: PATH=/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11/bin Otherwise commands like ...
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Why can't I chmod to make a file executable without sudo?

On OS X 10.6.8, I made a small script file in my home directory and tried to make it executable. Surprisingly, I found that chmod had no effect until I ran it as super-user. I own and have write ...
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$PATH error on a terminal

Before you raise your pitchforks, this is NOT another "How do I change my $PATH variable value?" question. I had installed Oh my zsh on my machine(Macbook Pro), and didn't like it. So I uninstalled ...
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Is it possible to change the PATH variable for a specific user in a single place and have it available on console and GUI applications too?

I am looking for a solution that would allow me to modify PATH for single OS X user but have the PATH available not only to console applications but also to GUI applications.
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Could not execute the java executable while running Play 1.2.1

I am facing this issue whenever I am trying to run Play 1.2.1 in my system. Previously, I had Play 2.0 in my system. I exported the $PATH variable so that $PATH contains the path to Play 2.0 ...
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How to add a directory to my path that includes a colon and a space?

I installed MIT/GNU scheme and am trying to add the directory to my $PATH variable so that I can run it from Terminal. The app name MIT:GNU Scheme.app is a veritable "perfect storm" (for path names) ...
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Homebrew PATH error Mac OS X 10.6.8

So I've found this wildly helpful blog (http://blog.wyeworks.com/) and managed to muddle my way to step 5 (after leaving ridiculous comments after getting stuck on step one) $ brew install ...
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What is the recommend location for storing compiled binaries for NON-admins?

I know that administrators should be installing such binaries in /usr/local/bin, but what if a user doesn't have admin access? And/or what if a user wanted said binaries to travel with their home ...
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How to set PATH for Finder-launched applications

Apps launched via Finder seem to not respect the PATH as set in .bash_profile. So when I try to run code from an IDE (Intellij) I no longer have access to programs in /usr/local/bin, which is ...
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Amending PATH so that /usr/local/bin is ahead of /usr/bin

I'm trying to install brew but get the following warning: Warning: /usr/bin occurs before /usr/local/bin This means that system-provided programs will be used instead of those provided by Homebrew. ...
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GCC not found, but Xcode is installed

I have Xcode installed, but when I type gcc in terminal I get "command not found". Maybe I messed up the $PATH variable? What is suposed to be the default value? EDIT: (...):/ imac2$ echo $PATH ...