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I have a bin directory in my home directory.

I would like for the Run: shortcut to search that bin directory as well.

How do I add it to the Run search path?

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Maybe by adding something as follow in the /etc/profile file?

export PATH=~/bin:$PATH

If you have problems with the tilde (~), try /home/$USER/bin. If you're the only user on that computer anyway, you can always use /home/ranson/bin, of course.

Notes:

  1. you can also do that in your own ~/.profile file in which case the /home/ranson/bin path will work as is:

    export PATH=/home/ransom/bin:$PATH

  2. you'll have to log out and log back in for that change to take effect.

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It's an old question, but it might help someone. For the awesome V4.0 adding export PATH=~/bin:$PATH to /etc/profile did not do the trick. I had to put this line into ~/.xsessionrc file to make it work. It is sourced before window manager starts and that is what you would like to do.

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