In Xfce, Alt-F2 opens a dialog "Application Finder" (
xfce4-appfinder -c). How to customize the $PATH of Xfce's session that is used for auto-completing and running the command?
(It's not the $PATH of
Xfce does not check
.bashrc is only used for interactive bash shells. If you want to add path variables, one way is to add them to
~/.pam_environment. However, the syntax is a little bit different from the usual profile files.
Below is an example to add
~/bin to the path used by Application finder:
I'm a bit late to the party, but for some reason Appfinder was finding things in my customized $PATH for a long time, before suddenly it stopped some time ago.
So, if you're using xinit, then put a file into /etc/X11/Xsession.d/ before the
55xfce4-session file. Like this:
/etc/X11/Xsession.d$ cat 49add-user-path [ -d "$HOME/bin" ] && PATH="$HOME/bin:$PATH"
And log out, log in, and $PATH is propagated nicely among running components.