I know this is total n00b stuff but I always forget the particular so I thought I’d write it down in a blog entry.

To add a custom scripts directory to your path, do the following:

In your root directory, create a file called .bash_profile with something like the following:

if [ -f $HOME/.bashrc ]; then
        . $HOME/.bashrc

Then in .bashrc, put something like the following:

export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/Scripts

Make both scripts executable:

chmod +x .bash*

For extra credit, create a softlink from your Dropbox folder to your scripts folder and you can have the same scripts on all of your computers!

ln -s $HOME/Scripts $HOME/Dropbox/Scripts