I have noticed that almost every website tells you to add something like
export PATH=/usr/local/share/python:$PATH in your
.bash_profile when modifying a
When you want to know what your PATH is, you can
echo $PATH, but you get this one-liner response which is kind of hard to read
So I found out you can just
sudo vi /etc/paths and not worry about adding anything to your bash profiles. Is this a bad method? It seems to be more clear and easier in my opinion. I guess maybe people are afraid you can mess up the
paths and forget how to revert it back to the original state?
By the way, I'm running Mac Lion. But my question is for Linux in general.