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May
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comment Is there a GUI to edit the PATH variable?
My current objective is to set the PATH variable to: "/usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/i386-linux". But after I close the session, the system forgets the value of the PATH variable. So to initiate a simple task of running Latex on Ubuntu, I have to go to the folder, copy the path and set the variable each time I have to start using it. So I read different solutions to this problem. Some say edit bashrc, some say edit bash_profile, others say simply profile and some say edit bash_login. In all of this I am confused as to where PATH variable (which is guaranteed to load on login) located!
May
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reviewed Approve Is there a GUI to edit the PATH variable?
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asked Is there a GUI to edit the PATH variable?
May
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May
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May
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comment How to understand the Ubuntu file system layout?
There cannot be a better answer!
May
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accepted How to understand the Ubuntu file system layout?
May
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awarded  Nice Question
May
17
comment How to understand the Ubuntu file system layout?
Got it. I will frame a new question. Even then here's a short explanation of what I meant: In windows, the .exe files can be easily located. For example: "C:\Python27\python.exe". So I know where the program Python starts from. Now if I have to use the Eclipse IDE, I can simply point it to python.exe, and this is what I meant by "configure". I configured the IDE for Python. In Ubuntu where's the location where the program is installed? That is what still evades me.
May
17
comment How to understand the Ubuntu file system layout?
Thanks for all your answers. I am a bit confused about a few points: In Windows the setup usually provides through a prompt an option to install a software for all users. How to make that distinction in Ubuntu? Also, this is a usual problem in configuring development softwares to their IDEs. In windows, for example, in "program files\miktex\bin" there's the file "pdflatex.exe". Thus I can point the IDE to this file and configure it. How to go about this process in Ubuntu? Where's the general binary file associated with a software (esp. from the configuration point of view)?
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May
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accepted What's the equivalent of “add or remove programs” in Ubuntu?
May
17
comment What's the equivalent of “add or remove programs” in Ubuntu?
@JacobJohanEdwards Thanks for saving the original question! I will split it up and ask separate questions.
May
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asked What's the equivalent of “add or remove programs” in Ubuntu?
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