Show directories in the PATH, one per line

( IFS=:; for p in $PATH; do echo $p; done )
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.
Sample Output

By: haivu
2009-03-19 22:45:47

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echo $PATH | sed -e "s/:/\n/g"
mpb · 687 weeks and 4 days ago
echo $PATH | tr ":" "\n"
flatcap · 687 weeks and 4 days ago
That's cool! No need to use (and learn to use) external programs (like sed, tr or whatever). Only bash builtins needed. Really great.
Marco · 687 weeks and 3 days ago
seofox · 26 weeks and 3 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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