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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Need help with update to latest Git using Terminal

I was trying to update to the latest Git version in my Terminal. I've no clue what I did and all I remember was that I removed the previous installed Git I think because when i run the following ...
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In OSX Yosemite, why can I set many environment variables for GUI apps, but cannot set the specific variable PATH

After I had sorted out OSX' PATH issues up to the Mavericks release, the problems come back in Yosemite!!! So I want to mimic the old launch.conf feature in the new Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite release, ...
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How to configure $PATH (for LaTeX) and run commands in Terminal?

After consulting the programming section of StackExchange, I have been referred to apple.stackexchange instead. I am using the following template: ...
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Secure delete an erased file using same file

Okay, so I have a late 2013 model retina macbook pro. A couple a days ago i placed a sensitive file on the desktop, and later deleted it by emptying the trashcan. I then read that was not the way to ...
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Is there any way to get a path to a file in the GUI in Yosemite?

In Mavericks it was simple: click "Get Info" on any file and you could copy/paste the file path. This is no longer included in Yosemite. I need to need to copy/paste paths frequently, like ...
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Add a path to the system PATH [duplicate]

Please help me figure out how to set a system wide PATH..... I have upgraded svn to version 1.8.10 on osx 10.9 One of the required steps was adding the address of the current svn to the PATH. ...
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Applescript: path to files in application's Resources

I'm new to applescript and coding. I'm trying to make a little Applescript application that plays an audiofile contained in the .app, using: do shell script "afplay " & quoted form of ...
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How do I accomplish the same task of a Bash script with an Apple script?

The following BASH script was written for a self-contained bundle, I would like to write an Apple script to accomplish the same thing, also in a self-contained bundle. How can I convert this BASH ...
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Path to my background images on IOS8 iphone or How to recover my background's images from my iphone

I made a great picture and place it as background at my iphone , now i cannot find it anymore at my camera roll. I need this picture that is still as my backgroud image. Just give me route or a path ...
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Fixing a Messed Up $PATH in Yosimite

I had troubles installing node with Homebrew as Homebrew does something weird to the node install that installing Yeoman generators seems to be hindered a bit. My issue, however, is that I think ...
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Windows bootcamp file path on 2008 Intel iMac

My iMac hdd is starting to go and I am trying to recover files I had on the Windows OS through boot camp. I cant seem to find the path to get to my Windows directory. the only way I can get in the hdd ...
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Terminal commands not found:

Short explanation. After I've created .bash_profile file and added the line export PATH=/PATH/TO/YOUR/sbt/bin:$PATH into it, my terminal stopped working properly. Could you please help me to fix the ...
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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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Yet another path question

I created a Ruby file called Player.rb in the following path: Jwan/studio_game Jwan is my name so I think Jwan is my user file. How do I permanently add the path to the terminal so I don't have to ...
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Bash shell doesn't inherit $PATH set in /etc/launchd.conf

I am new mac OS X user and recently I am setting up my laptop as a work environment. That concerns environment variables setting in shell. After some search work I found several ways to set ...
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Adding TextWrangler to the path environment

I would like to add TextWrangler to the path environment. I have tried with this command on the terminal: alias textwrangler=/Applications/TextWrangler.app and then tried to call it just typing ...
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Strange path environment

Is it normal to have all this stuff in my path environment? ...
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User home folder path displaying problem in Finder on OS X 10.8 and 10.9

If to set "New Finder window show" to my user home folder under the Finder preference, then each time open Finder after a fresh boot up or restart or log off, it will display the full path in the ...
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Path export is not working

I'm trying to create a phonegap app but when i run cordova platform add android, I get the error: Error: An error occured during creation of android sub-project. ...
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How to Access Shared Computer Through Terminal?

I have Mavericks on my Mac and wish to set up Unison between it and an old PC (vaiolaptop) running Windows XP on my network. How so I specify the path to the remote machine? It appears like so in ...
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What is the complete, authoritative way in which Mac OSX 10.9 and later builds its PATH?

I have read just about every article on this subject. To wit, I know about: launchctl setenv /etc/launchd.conf /etc/paths /etc/paths.d/* /etc/profile /etc/bashrc ~/.profile ~/.bashrc ...
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How do I see the location path of an application?

I need to check the path to a program -- I want to point to the binary, not to the ".app" which is a directory. How do I do this?
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I get errors when trying to install GTK+3 on my Mac OSX 10.9 system

I'm trying to install GTK+3 on my Mac OSX 10.9 system to run a pyGObject project I've been developing in Ubuntu. It runs perfectly on Ubuntu, so I wanted to test cross-platform compatibility. I'm ...
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Use downloaded Git instead of preinstalled Git

I am following the Lynda.com Git Essential Training. After he downloads and installs Git he enters which git and gets /usr/local/git/bin/git However when I do it I still get the preinstalled path ...
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Configure a separate root folder for Sites directory

I have re-written this entire post as I realized it originally did not make much sense (That would be a funny comment for a program). I'm developing a web project in localhost with a very organized ...
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path when I hit double tab

I am almost a newbie to command prompt control in Mac. Yesterday, when I open terminal and hit command prompt twice. I have a very neat result showing a few truly useful stuffs... But after I instal ...
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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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How -exactly- do I remove a specific directory, from my PATH, in OSX, Mavericks?

Ok - so this issue has become somewhat of a white whale for me. I have browsed some of the questions here, but I cannot seem to figure out how to, very simply, delete a directory from my PATH. (I ...
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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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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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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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Reset your PATH variable

I stuffed up (basically wiped) my PATH variable. Is there any way to reset it to the default? I look at How do I reset the $PATH variable on Mac OS X?, but I find it very confusing. As far as I ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I change the location of screen captures on 10.5?

As a developer, I take a lot of screen captures. I often take a lot to share with StackExchange members on chat. The problem is my desktop is so cluttered with screen captures that they're now ...