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.