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Problem with modifying PATH environment variable permanently (VectorLinux 7.0)

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hello everyone, I have some troubles with permanently setting my PATH env var in VectorLinux (7.0). I know that I should add some lines like these to ~/.bash_profile: PATH=$PATH:/mypath/ export PATH So now, the path should be modified whenever I'm working in bash. But it does not change. Even after rebooting echo $PATH always gives me the same default PATH in a bash. I also tried editing ~/profile and /etc/profile (in the latter I even inserted my own path directly into the command that creates PATH) only to find that I can never start a terminal without having the PATH set to the defau (HowTos)