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Sierra update corrupted $PATH, .bash_profile, .bashrc, and many others. Is this a common issue? Is there any way to get those files/settings back (I don't have a backup)? In the past I often installed new OSs and everything was fine.

  • If you do not have a backup then you'll have to manually recreate the information within the files. There is no good excuse for not maintaining regular backups and especially a backup before a major upgrade! – user3439894 Oct 13 '16 at 1:17
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    Sierra doesn't install ~/.bash* files. Please post the content of the files if they are not just garbage (JSK|[™Ω G<b etc.) – klanomath Oct 13 '16 at 1:31
  • Off-topic but one suggestion to prevent is to setup a git repository preferably on github, and add those dot files inside the repo, and symlink it back to $HOME, so you always have a backup of those configs. – Thu Yein Tun Oct 13 '16 at 4:28
  • I suggest to change your question title for a question. For example "How to analyze a PATH misbehaviour?". You might get more appropriate help. – daniel Azuelos Oct 13 '16 at 5:51

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