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RE: Path problem with xterm
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:cygwin-xfree-
> email@example.com] On Behalf Of John Emmas
> Sent: Friday, September 25, 2009 2:51 AM
> It looks like you're right about this Ken. Many of the scripts and
> files just blindly add their directory requirements to my path without
> checking whether the path already contained them.
If you set PATH absolutely in .bash_profile, the right thing will happen. You may want to copy the initial value of PATH into another exported env var, so that you can see if there have been changes to the default path.