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How can I modify a user’s PATH environment variable without logging out?

The question pretty much says it all; I have users who do not have permission to edit their own PATH environment variable and if they need to have it modified for some reason, they need to log out so ...
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How do I figure out which file is being executed?

I have two files: abc.exe and abc.cmd - both along the path somewhere. abc.exe is a command-line utility. abc.cmd is a wrapper around abc.exe. When I type "abc" in the command prompt, how can I ...
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MANPATH in man.conf

I've installed mac-ports which puts everything under /opt/local. The corresponding man pages are in /opt/local/man. I added the following line to /private/etc/man.conf representing the man search path ...
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how to set global PATH on OS X?

I'd like to append to the global PATH variable on OS X so that all user shells and GUI applications get the same PATH environment. I know I can append to the path in shell startup scripts, but those ...