Where can I add to the ***universal*** path?
I’m a script kiddie of sorts and enjoy writing bash scripts for things, and I keep them in a repository that I synchronize, and on my personal computers I keep it in a home/otherStuff/customBin folder, but…
while I can add it to the .bashrc of every profile that gets tedious, and etc/environment doesn’t seem to work for one reason or another.
(Edit) @steeldriver answered the below portion, but I still need the above question answered.
And the crux of the problem was, when I did "sudo customScript" it behaves like the file isn’t on path, but doing "sudo -i" and then "customScript" does work just fine. How do I fix it?
"Under the default Ubuntu configuration, sudo uses its own secure_path in place of the environment’s PATH – see for example Executable runs without sudo but not with sudo" –
The usual place to put user installed applications (and scripts) is
You only need
sudo to copy/sync the scripts to this location.
/usr/local/bin should be in your path, and if executable, scripts can be run by all users.
You should be able to make it a universal path by adding to the
/etc/profile file and also make it add a check.
If you add the following to the bottom of the
/etc/profile then when you reboot it should be able to add it to the path universally or globally:
# Check for script directory and add to path if [ -e /home/otherStuff/customBin ]; then PATH=/home/otherStuff/customBin:$PATH fi