OS X: Shell path helper

The shell path is set in /etc/profile by calling /usr/libexec/path_helper, a program that uses the files in /etc/paths.d to compose the shell PATH. So for extending the path, individual packages do not need to edit a file, but just add a file in the /etc/paths.d folder. Elegant.

About Liviu Ionescu (ilg)
Hi! My name is Liviu Ionescu (ilg, ilegeul or eunete for colleagues and friends) and I’m a senior IT engineer. Or should I say a real programmer?

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