The syntax for setting path under UNIX / Linux dependent on which shell you are using.
BASH / SH shell uses following syntax:
For tcsh or csh, shell enter:
set PATH = ($PATH /path/to/dir1 /path/to/dir2)
You can type above command at the terminal or add it to your .bashrc (for BASH/sh shell) or .cshrc (for chs / tcsh shell) so that PATH can be set each time you login into box.
For example add /usr/local/bin to your path under BASH, enter:
Or add as follows to your .bashrc file:
echo 'export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin' >> ~/.bashrc
If you are using CSH / TCSH, enter:
echo 'set PATH = ($PATH /usr/local/bin /scripts/admin)' >> ~/.cshrc
To display path settings, enter:
$ echo $PATH