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Allows for configuration of the $PATH variable in the users shell in order to interact with Rancher Desktop installed utilities.

Configure PATH

A Rancher Desktop installation comes with command-line utilities that are used to interface with its various features. Some examples of these utilities are docker, nerdctl, kubectl, and helm. These utilities are located in ~/.rd/bin - you may see which utilities are included in your installation by running ls ~/.rd/bin.

In order to use the utilities, ~/.rd/bin must be in the PATH variable in your shell.

There are two options for doing this:

  • Automatic: PATH management will add ~/.rd/bin to your PATH by modifying your shell .rc files for you.
  • Manual: PATH management does not change anything - in this mode, you must add ~/.rd/bin to your PATH yourself.