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Simple $PATH management for OSX in nodejs


Yes, admittedly it is not that hard to add a directory to your path in OSX. However there is a bit of work here that can be automated to make adding paths easier.

Thats where paths comes in; it’s a simple script written in nodejs that exposes the path to nodejs and as a simple CLI.

Install via npm

npm install paths -g

Want to see your $PATH in a more human readable format? Run the following in terminal


This will return something like this:


If you want to add a path to your ~/.profile

paths add /foo