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Re: $HOME/bin



On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 02:08:55PM +0200, Ondřej Vašík wrote:
> Stefan Assmann wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I was wondering why there's no $HOME/bin directory and $HOME/bin not
> > mentioned in the $PATH variable. Any particular reason not to have that
> > by default?
> 
> $HOME/bin is not on every system and the other default directories in
> default PATH are(at least on the most of systems ;) ). However, some
> Linux distros do add something as:
> # set PATH so it includes user's private bin if it exists
> if [ -d "$HOME/bin" ] ; then
> PATH="$HOME/bin:$PATH"
> fi
> as default - so this dir gets added automatically when does exist.
> I'm generally +1 for changing the default that way - as it would not
> change anything for users without that directory.

I would only want this at the *end* of the current PATH, not the
beginning, for obvious security reasons.

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