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Set PATH on OS X

by Chris Shenton last modified Aug 23, 2009 03:04 PM
standard .bash_profile and .login didn't work for me

I fire up Emacs from finder using QuickSilver. It has the system's PATH which has /usr/local/bin/ after /usr/bin/ and this means I get the system's 'svn' instead of ones I've installed myself.

I tried setting PATH in ~/.bash_profile and ~/.login but these weren't seen in my Emacs shells.  I had to edit ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
	<key>RSYNC_RSH</key>
	<string>ssh</string>

	<key>PATH</key>
	<string>/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:~/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/opt/local/bin</string>
</dict>
</plist>

Then had to log out and in again.

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