Re: [wmii] how to setup PATH properly

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 17:44:37 +0100

On Thu, Jan 26, 2006 at 05:38:27PM +0100, csimonut wrote:
> I recently had some trouble because I set my path variable to
> '/usr/local/9/bin:/usr/local/bin:....'. This path caused errors when
> compiling a kernel, because a script used 'sed' from plan 9 userland
> tools which produced different output than gnu(?) sed. It took me 4
> days to find that.
> How do you adjust your path? Is it possible to set the path only for
> wmii? I don't want to have plan 9 tools in my path because they can
> really cause trouble.

Touching your PATH to point to 9PREFIX/bin has never been required.

(The wmii scripts prepend the PATH with 9PREFIX/bin, but only
for internal use. If external programs are run from wmiirc or
they are started by the 'extern' script shipped with wmii, which
resets the original PATH and removes all crap from your
environment, which is wmii related.)


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