Setting Aliases and Paths before shell, and sudo shortcuts?

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – Ok, Im a bit rusty havent used linux in a while but let me explain what I want to do. I know that the standard way is to make changes to your /.bashrc or /.bash_profile, But I need to add some development tools to my path and I need them to always be there. Basically .bashrc is ran when a shell starts up, but what about when you havent started a bash shell yet and your just sitting in KDE? I want KDE to have access to these paths too for shortcuts and stuff. Is /etc/init.d what im looking for? Also is there a way to create sudo shortcuts on the desktop? (HowTos)