A reader writes:
“I’ve got a few of your books and today picked up Wicked Cool Shell Scripts, which I’m very much looking forward to working with.
“Totally greenhorn question, though: I want to keep the scripts in ~/bin and on page 12 you have an italic note saying to edit our PATH variable, but I’m not sure how, and don’t see any instructions anywhere else as to how to do this. I would be perfectly happy to have ~/scripts as you suggest but have not been able to create either. Your other book
Learning Unix for Mac OS X doesn’t appear to show how to do this with BASH. Many thanks in advance.”