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; itâ€™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:
PATHS /foo /opt/local/bin /opt/local/sbin /usr/bin /bin /usr/sbin /sbin /usr/local/bin /usr/X11/bin
If you want to add a path to your ~/.profile
paths add /foo