Config Environment Variables on MacOS

Monday 12 January 2015


I just bought a Macbook, it's pretty cool. To enable installed tools' command I need to set encironment variables, and I find a neat way to get it done.


  1. sudo nano /etc/paths
  2. Enter your password, then you'll get this nano
  3. Go to the bottom of the file and enter the path you wish to add.
  4. Press 'control'+'x' to exit, and it will ask you if you want to save the change: quit
  5. Press 'Y' to save the file Y
  6. Press 'Enter' to confirm.

Done! Now open a new terminal window and echo $PATH you'll find the path has been there.

comments powered by Disqus