I'm using the Adafruit Webide and logged into my rpi as webide@raspberrypi

I'm trying to add the directory of my node installation to the $PATH but I can't do it.

Every time I reboot and try env I get nothing.

I've tried adding the directory to /etc/profile and /home/webide/.bash_profile but neither work.

Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

export PATH 

Here you went wrong. It will not work with multiple equals signs. Please try



If the new PATH is exported via .bash_profile, the changes are not effective immediately. Try

source .bash_profile
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  • Now I have this file: /home/webide/.bash_profile containing NODE_JS_HOME=/usr/share/adafruit/webide/repositories/node-v0.10.2-linux-arm-pi PATH=$PATH:$NODE_JS_HOME/bin export PATH Still doesn't work! – user1714819 Feb 15 '14 at 5:56
  • I reinstalled node in a more sensible location to get around the problem. I feel dirty for not getting to the bottom of this one but life is short..... – user1714819 Feb 15 '14 at 6:16

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