recursively add all sub folders with executable file of current folder to PATH environment variable

export PATH=$PATH$(find "$PWD" -name '.*' -prune -o -type f -a -perm /u+x -printf ':%h\n' | sort -u | tr -d '\n'); echo $PATH
(1) don't run twice, or the same folder will occur in $PATH. (2) otherwise you need to start a new terminal
Sample Output
blah blah blah ..... (too long)

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By: dexterhu
2011-03-11 19:31:17

What Others Think

You can save a few characters by replacing 'sort | uniq' with 'sort -u' export PATH=$PATH$(find "$PWD" -name '.*' -prune -o -type f -a -perm /u+x -printf ':%h\n' | sort -u | tr -d '\n'); echo $PATH
flatcap · 397 weeks ago
Updated. Thanks very much, flatcap!!! You helped improve many of my commands. Dexter
dexterhu · 397 weeks ago

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