[OS X Emacs] Re: Switching from Carbon Emacs to Emacs.app

Doug McNutt douglist at macnauchtan.com
Thu Jan 10 14:09:26 EST 2008

At 12:59 -0600 1/10/08, Rodney Sparapani wrote:
>Well, you had me up to export PATH=...  Why is this necessary? According to ADC, ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist is read at login and ... "Any processes launched by the user during the session inherit those variables".

I donno about newer versions but in 10.3.x the default global startup "rc" file for tcsh simply overwrites whatever $PATH came from environment.plist with "/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin".

There may well be other rc's like that standing in the way. Adding an echo $PATH >> somefile to each of your startup scripts can half finding things like that.


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