Adding the PATH variable on Mac OSX

This is another one of those blog entries where I want to blog for the sake of remembering tedious details…

The issue that I was facing was how to add a directory to the PATH environment variable on my Mac.

I wanted to add a path to MySQL install. So I’ll use that example. The following command in a Terminal window created my .bash_profile file. If the file already exists, it would have added to that file.

echo ‘export PATH=/usr/local/mysql/bin:$PATH’ >> ~/.bash_profile

The PATH information is stored in /Users/username/.bash_profile file.

3 thoughts on “Adding the PATH variable on Mac OSX”

  1. Finally found THE line that worked… The commands posted on the MySQL website works just that particular time but if you close Terminal and go back again doesn’t work. Thanks a lot

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