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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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When I type 'echo $path' in Terminal, I see only a blank line - why?

I know I have a $path variable. If I type 'env' or 'set' at the Terminal command line, I can see what's in the $path variable - along with lots of other extraneous stuff. But if I just type 'echo $...
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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 /opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/opt/X11/bin:/usr/local/git/bin:/usr/texbin:/Users/austinzuffi/...
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Copy pathname from Finder with tilde (~/) instead of absolute home directory

Since OS X El Capitan, right-clicking on a file in Finder while pressing "Option" shows a menu function Copy "File.txt" as Pathname. I wonder if I can replace the absolute path of the home directory ...
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Adding Gradle to PATH

I am trying to add Gradle to my PATH. I have used the command export PATH=/myUsername/Applications/gradle-2.6/bin:$PATH but when I type gradle I get an error "command not found." So I went to ...
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Permanently saving changes to $PATH [duplicate]

I have ruby and homebrew running for a while and I'm starting to play with Bash. I have encountered a problem with my PATH variable as echo'd: /opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:/opt/local/bin:/opt/local/...
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Export PATH directly from command line in Yosemite--where is my PATH?

I want to use the latest version of git which I installed via Homebrew, so I needed to change my PATH variable to ensure OS X uses the Homebrew version instead of the outdated version that ships with ...
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How can one use /etc/paths.d to add a path with spaces in it to $PATH?

I recently installed VMware Fusion 10 on a Mac running macOS 10.12.6. After doing so, my bash PATH is broken. I traced the problem to a /etc/paths.d path file that Fusion installed; it contains the ...
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How to change default path for photo booth?

By default, photo booth save videos in /Users/UserName/Pictures/Photo\ Booth\ Library Is there a way to change this default path? I am on OSX 10.11.5
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Converting between a Mac file path to a Windows file path

I am working in an office that is dominated by PCs, but we are moving select designers to a Mac platform (testing). The biggest issue I have come across is sharing file paths to shared drives, and the ...
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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 "/Users/...
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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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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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Is there any way to get a log of all the recently installed files and their respective folder paths and source directories?

I recently installed an open source game. The file type is .pkg . Now, during installation the installer asked for permission to access the system UI server. I didn't knew the reason behind it so I ...
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Difference between filename and . filename in macOS terminal

I'm newbie to MacOS. (I'm using mac OS high sierra 10.13.6) I installed a software. They said to initialize the software by . /path/setsas.sh I give no thought to . and space, so I just ran path/...
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Correct Sierra 10.12.5 file paths to Spotlight and SpotlightNetHelper files to be blocked with Little Snitch?

The article belowmentions using LittleSnitch for blocking Spotlight and SpotlightNetHelper: Spotlight makes repeated http requests It includes two screenshots. The first image shows two separate ...
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default application to open folders with

Back in the days I used to run Path Finder for a while, but then removed it from the system and went back to regular finder. Now when entering i.e. open Desktop/ in the terminal, it opens up Finder ...
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Where are Anaconda's libraries for PYTHONPATH?

I installed Anaconda's graphical installer successfully. I configured it to Python 3.5 by conda create -n py35 python=3.5 source activate py35 % to deactive source deactivate conda install notebook ...
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“which” command doesn't work / path of Safari?

Why can’t I locate programs like Chrome or Safari or FireFox with the which command line tool? pasocon:~ ThisUser$ which python /anaconda3/bin/python pasocon:~ ThisUser$ which firefox pasocon:~ ...
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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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Adding gedit to my PATH

I finally made the jump and got a MacBook, and I'm trying to move in. I have the OSX port of gedit installed, but I'm having trouble adding it to my PATH. My current PATH looks like this: export PATH=...
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Automator: Service to list File Paths of selected items, into Text File

How can this Automator Service for Finder be created? I'd like to be able to use Finder's Context menu (by right-clicking a Finder item) to run a Service that gets the file paths of the selected ...
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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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What is the difference between HFS path and alias path?

This was brought up in a comment from another question/answer and I was curious what is the difference between an HFS path and an alias path. My understanding they were the same.
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Copy full path of an open file

I have a file open in Preview.app. I can easily view the full path for the same by ⌘ + clicking on the file proxy icon (the icon shown besides the filename in Preview's title bar). How do I copy ...
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Missing /usr/local/sbin directory in the /etc/paths file

Why doesn’t the /etc/paths file include the /usr/local/sbin directory on macOS? $ cat /etc/paths /usr/local/bin /usr/bin /bin /usr/sbin /sbin I would have expected: $ cat /etc/paths /usr/local/bin /...
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How display file path at bottom in “All My Files” on Sierra 10.12.3?

On older versions of macOS there used to be a file path at the bottom of "All My Files" so you could see where the files were located & click to path if wanted. Here's a random example I found ...
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set PATH in terminal OS X 10.11.3

I need to set path /usr/local/gnupg-2.1/bin to the command line. I tried to enter "export PATH=/usr/local/gnupg-2.1/bin:$PATH" in the command line, but it works until the terminal session ends. I ...
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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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Cannot run refind-install from Recovery because “/usr/bin/env: bad interpreter”

I have managed to change the present working directory to the folder containing downloaded rEFInd files. I have booted to Recovery Mode. The refind-bin-0.11.3 folder was downloaded to my Downloads ...
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How to open path in Double Commander from Terminal

If I type open $(pwd) or open /anypath/ I will get the path opened in Finder. How I can achieve similar results but with the path opening in Double Commander instead?
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Fixing a messed up $PATH in Yosemite

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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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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Restore path to be read from /private/etc/paths

I used the how to from https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/userguide/cli-install-macos.html to install AWS CLI on macOS. After executing command source ~/.bash_profile it seems that my default ...
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Accidentally deleted /etc/paths

I had recently messed up my $PATH variable so I thought if fixing it by removing the /etc/paths but I found out online solutions to fix the $PATH variable by just editing the ~/.bash_profile so I ...
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Terminal problem: “-bash: $: command not found”

I'm trying to start learning Swift and when I use the terminal line $ export PATH=/Library/Developer/Toolchains/swift-latest.xctoolchain/usr/bin:"${PATH}" it gives me -bash: $: command not found ...
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How can I get zsh to show the current path in the prompt?

I am not able to see path of my current directory or even username in terminal while using zsh. I was able to see it until few days back. Now it just shows blank. I tried uninstalling oh-my-zsh but it ...
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How to get file path of user selected .icns file in applescript?

I'm writing an applescript in which I need the POSIX path to an .icns file that the user selects. For some reason though, it refuses to accept .icns as a valid file type. This will work: set Icon to ...
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Terminal PATH startup message

I messed up when installing Cisco Packet Tracer for Linux and it some how changed a few bash files. After a few hours of looking around and changing my PATH, when I open a new Terminal window I get a ...
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How can I determine which paths are required?

I am using Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8. My Mac has several volumes with OS X and each volume has several users. I wish to minimise the work required to ensure that my paths are adequate both for ...
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Path bar High Sierra doesn't work with search results on SMB fileserver

Yosemite High Sierra Hi there! At our Prepress department I’ve updated some iMacs from Yosemite to High Sierra. When I search in Yosemite on the SMB fileserver for a specific file, I see after a ...
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Not a valid identifier upon terminal startup

I am getting this line each time I open my terminal. Everything else seems to be working ok but I would like to get this fixed since I don't think it is a good sign. Last login: Mon Feb 19 09:21:05 ...
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How to revert launchctl PATH to defaults?

There are many questions and commentary about using launchctl setenv PATH /path/to/include in order to have GUI apps inherit user-specified paths. I did this about four years ago, and the changes I ...
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.profile configured, no error message, but no change

New to editing my .profile, so please bear with me if my question seems somewhat trivial. I downloaded software to convert a proprietary data to ASCII, the software being from Trimble. Then I did the ...
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TexMaker, permanent changing of the path

I just update my MacBook with the last OS, El Capitan. I follow all the suggestions (link-1 and link-2) in order to make TexMaker work in a proper way, but when I relaunch the application all the ...
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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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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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mdfind -onlyin wildcard without pipe

Can -onlyin contain wildcards? mdfind pattern -onlyin '*bin' I know this works: mdfind pattern | grep bin
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path difference on script vs in shell

Why is the output of $PATH different when in a script vs when running $PATH from the terminal? Even for a minimal script like this: #!/bin/bash echo $PATH it will not match what I get when typing in ...
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Force terminal to use binary from a different path

I have installed pandoc using homebrew and the Anaconda python distribution using pyenv. I've just found that Anaconda comes with its own pandoc binary and since the pyenv shims come before homebrew ...
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how to set node path in at /usr/local/bin using nvm

I have installed node using nvm first time and now when I run which node in terminal it gives me /Users/username/.nvm/versions/node/v6.11.4/bin/node but what I need that node path must be at /usr/...