I know creating a .bashrc and adding


will add those directories to my path. How do I do the same so the programs in those directories will be available with sudo? I tried the same as su in /root, but that didn't work.

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IMO easiest way is to add those lines to /root/.bashrc

Alternately, you can add /home/asco/adt-bundle-linux-x86_64/sdk/tools and /home/asco/adt-bundle-linux-x86_64/sdk/platform-tools to /etc/environment

Last, you could, as root, move the sdk directory to a central location on root's path, such as /usr/local/lib.

  • as of latest Ubuntu LTS, adding things to PATH in /etc/environment doesn't do it for commands ran under sudo. Oct 23, 2020 at 17:33

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