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Path

Add directories to the default path environment variable. UNIX® systems only.

Synopsis

[config]    Path=directory1[:directory2]

directory is the full path to a valid directory. By default, no directories are listed.

Description

On UNIX® systems, InterSystems IRIS® data platform processes started during instance startup are assigned a UNIX® PATH environment variable set by default to:

PATH=/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin
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Processes that use this path include InterSystems IRIS system daemons, processes started by the SYSTEM^%ZSTART routine, and processes which will be started by the Super Server (such as JDBC/ODBC servers).

Customer applications may require that the PATH environment variable for these processes have additional search directories appended to the default PATH provided by InterSystems IRIS. You can append directories to this path using the Path variable. If you modify this setting, you must restart the instance for the change to take effect.

Note:

Terminal processes do not set their PATH this way; their PATH should be set by their login scripts.

Example

Path=/usr/customerapp/bin

This sets the PATH environment variable for system processes to:

PATH=/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/customerapp/bin
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Changing This Parameter

On the Advanced Memory page of the Management Portal (System Administration > Configuration > Additional Settings > Advanced Memory), in the Path row, select Edit. Enter a directory name.

Instead of using the Management Portal, you can change Path in the Config.config class (as described in the class reference) or by editing the CPF in a text editor (as described in the Editing the Active CPF section of the “Introduction to the Configuration Parameter File” chapter in this book).