The shell forgets that node and npm are installed every time I log in or switch to a different user.

Whenever I log in or switch back to my main user account, the shell throws “command not found” errors for node and npm. In order to make it work, I have to run $ source ~/.profile; npm use 0.10.17. After that, the node command works again.

On IRC, someone suggested adding these commands to my .bashrc file, but when I did that, loading .bashrc hangs indefinitely. As a Mac user, I’m used to using .bash_profile like this, but this isn’t working like I expected. What is the path to enlightenment on this?

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P.S.: I’ve fixed your post :]

Try running <code>su -l join</code> instead. This spawns a login shell (and not just an interactive bash shell) which sources .profile and .bashrc. <br> <br>Let me know if that works!

</code> Ugh, there’s no edit button, and my code element wasn’t closed.