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From:Sasha Pachev Date:July 2 1999 4:04am
Subject:Re: How Do I Configure My Environment??
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Bill Hines wrote:
> I'm trying to get a web site up for a non-profit, and have a company hosting
> it for free. The catch is that they won't give me support, because they're
> hosting for free. I'm trying to telnet in and start using mysql per the
> tutorial at However, each command results in "mysql not found".
> The tech support at the host says:
> "You need to configure your environment. MySQL can be found at:
> /usr/local/mysql/bin."
> I can't get back in touch with them, and not supposed to, so can someone
> tell me what I have to do?? I'm not very good with Unix, probably something
> like adding it to the path?
> Thanks in advance, Bill Hines

First find out what shell you are using:

echo $SHELL

if it is csh or one of its friends

setenv PATH "$PATH:/usr/local/mysql/bin"

If it is sh or its friends

PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/mysql/bin; export PATH

Alternatively you could add the appropriate line to your shell login
The name of it will depend on the shell you are using, some possible

.profile - sh, bash
.cshrc - csh
.tcshrc - tcsh

I cannot tell you off the top of my head what it is for the ksh, have
not messed with it very, much. If you do have a shell that I have not
covered, let me know.

Sasha Pachev
How Do I Configure My Environment??(Bill Hines)2 Jul
  • Re: How Do I Configure My Environment??Sasha Pachev2 Jul
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