Was hoping someone can explain what the command to exporting a path variable means?
alias TEST1="/usr/local/test1" export PATH=$TEST1:$PATH
Does the colon append?
$PATH is a variable where bash looks for executables.
It is a list of directories separated by a
So yes you are adding $TEST1 to your path
If you set a variable in a bash shell, the variable is available only within the context of the script. When you export it, it is available outside the script.