adapted $PATH not available for GUI

Marshall Neill ramien43 at
Sun Mar 16 21:21:08 CET 2014

I did grep -iR "games" in /etc and found that
had some pathing info.  Perhaps that file has something to do with the 
PATH env variable.

On 03/16/2014 02:52 PM, houghi at wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 16, 2014 at 02:14:01PM -0500, Marshall Neill wrote:
>> On my system it gets if from /etc/profile
>> if [ "`id -u`" -eq 0 ]; then
>> PATH="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin"
>> else
>>    PATH="/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/games:/usr/games"
>> fi
> That is what I was thinking as well. However when I edit those to the
> following, I do not see it:
> PATH="/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/games:/usr/games:/tmp"
> or to
> PATH="/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin"
> The first should add /tmp in the $PATH, the second removes bot games
> directories (or rather should not add them)
> However after a reboot, I still get
> "/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/games:/usr/games" as default
> I have installed a clean Debian on Virtualbox to easier check and see the
> behaviour.
> How can it be that if /usr/games and /usr/local/games are still in PATH if
> they are not in that file. To me that means that is NOT the file that is
> actually being read. SO what is?
> houghi

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