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Show directories in the PATH, one per line

Terminal - Show directories in the PATH, one per line
print -l $path
2009-08-27 16:33:04
User: Mikachu
Show directories in the PATH, one per line

This doesn't work in bash, but in zsh you can typeset -T to bind a scalar variable to an array. $PATH and $path behave this way by default.


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
echo "${PATH//:/$'\n'}"
echo $PATH | tr \: \\n
2009-09-09 02:10:04
User: crk
Functions: echo tr
Tags: bash echo tr PATH

This version uses Pipes, but is easier for the common user to grasp... instead of using sed or some other more complicated method, it uses the tr command

( IFS=:; for p in $PATH; do echo $p; done )
2009-03-19 22:45:47
User: haivu
Functions: echo
Tags: bash

The output of "echo $PATH" is hard to read, this is much easier. The parentheses ensure that the change to the input field separator (IFS) only happens the the sub shell and not affecting the current shell.

echo -e ${PATH//:/\\n}
echo src::${PATH} | awk 'BEGIN{pwd=ENVIRON["PWD"];RS=":";FS="\n"}!$1{$1=pwd}$1!~/^\//{$1=pwd"/"$1}{print $1}'
2009-09-09 04:03:46
User: arcege
Functions: awk echo
Tags: awk echo PATH

Removes trailing newline; colon becomes record separator and newline becomes field separator, only the first field is ever printed. Replaces empty entries with $PWD. Also prepend relative directories (like ".") with the current directory ($PWD). Can change PWD with env(1) to get tricky in (non-Bourne) scripts.

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