There are other questions and topics just like this but I can not find anything that is specific to 10.14 Mojave. I have tried the
~/Library/LaunchAgents/environment.plist method and I have tried to move the same file to
/Library/LaunchDaemons (and restarted) but it does not affect Emacs when it is launched from the dock, Spotlight, or the Applications window.
In that file, I did
launchctl setenv PATH $PATH:/usr/local/bin Curiously, when Terminal (bash) is launched and
echo $PATH > /tmp/bash.debug is the first line in
~/.bash_profile, the output is
/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin so... something has prepended
/usr/local/bin while I was attempting to append it.
I have not tried things like
~/.MacOSX/environment.plist because the pages I find say that both of those stopped working a while back.
In particular, I want to add
PATH. Currently, my work around is to do it in my Emacs start up files.
There was one person who mentioned that setting system wide environment variables in MacOS is a bad idea and I'm tempted to go along with that. The Emacs specific solution I have works and doesn't have any side effects. But, I'd like to know how to do it ... if it is possible. Once I get curious about something its hard for me to let it go.
As always, thank you very much for your time.