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 

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

source .bash_profile
  • 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! Commented Feb 15, 2014 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..... Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 6:16

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