T.Benjamin Buckley tbbuckle at
Thu Apr 29 10:27:01 PDT 2004

On Apr 29, 2004, at 12:19 PM, <vincent.vandaele at> wrote:

>>> When I run
>>> reboot on a xterm
>>> I have
>>> bash : command not found
>>> I mus go to sbin and do ./reboot
>>> an idea?
>>> thanks
>> Check the PATH of your xterm
>> echo $PATH
>> When I do echo $PATH I have
>> etc:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/uvb
>> Now what can I do?
>> thanks
> Hey, Vince, you ever heard the expression "RTFM"?
> How about
> The point of LFS is to provide a context in which users can *teach 
> themselves Linux*.  If this sounds harsh, consider that I was a newbie 
> once, too.  But a lot of the questions you're asking are questions you 
> could answer if you take the time.
> Ben
> But Lfs is my project gor my diplome and I haven't lot of times that 
> the reason's why I asked lots of questions
> Thanks

What level diploma?  If I had assigned a student to build a complete, 
working LFS system as the culmination of a course of study in computer 
science/information technology/system administration and they didn't 
know how to efficiently discover how to add a directory to their path, 
I would be sorely disappointed.

I just went to, entered "$PATH /sbin" in the search field, 
and the sixth link is this:

Re: /etc/profile should include sbin in PATH debian-devel-199912/msg00981.html

It took me longer to write than into this message than to find it.

Granted, it's in English.  But there's a lot of French linux discussion 
groups, mailing lists, forums, etc. with archives.  I help those who 
help themselves first.


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