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  1. Edit the setting file of the user. In our case it should be in the root directory of the user and the name is .bashrc or .bash_profile

2.- Add the environment variable FULLPROF, that has as value the absolute path of the directory in which we have installed the programs of the FullProf Suite.

For instance:


3.- Add the above directory to the PATH variable


4.- Export the defined variable

               export FULLPROF

5.- The changes will be effective on opening a new terminal window. To verify that everything is OK, just type in your terminal the command: -> echo $FULLPROF The system will show the directory in which you have installed the programs.

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closed as unclear what you're asking by i08in, Sylvain Pineau, Radu Rădeanu, Braiam, guntbert Apr 5 '14 at 18:38

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This doesn't look like a question... –  edwin Apr 5 '14 at 12:06
@edwin I need to know how to do what is explained in 1-5 steps –  Touseef Apr 5 '14 at 12:13
@Touseef And what you don't know?!? How to use your keyboard? How to edit a file? What is a variable? How to open the terminal? –  Radu Rădeanu Apr 5 '14 at 13:14

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You simply use your favorite editor to change the file. Example:

  • Open a terminal window: Ctrl+Alt+T
  • gedit ~/.bashrc

Now I'm not sure that .bashrc is the right file to edit. If the application in question always is started from bash, it works, but otherwise .profile is probably a better choice.

Please read more about environment variables at

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Thank you! I updated the Environment and Path Variable, the problem is I can't run the program –  Touseef Apr 5 '14 at 12:49
@Touseef: How do you (try to) start the program? What happens? –  Gunnar Hjalmarsson Apr 5 '14 at 12:53
I use fp2k <cr> it says invalid bash –  Touseef Apr 5 '14 at 13:09
@Touseef: Then I suggest you edit your question, and include the additions you made to .bashrc. Copy and paste to get it exactly right. –  Gunnar Hjalmarsson Apr 5 '14 at 20:26
I did exactly what is written –  Touseef Apr 7 '14 at 8:07

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