Trouble installing the Kirby CLI

Hi there. After some effort, I’ve (I think) installed composer, via brew… and I think I’ve installed the CLI as well, but it says command not found when I try to use it. I’m assuming it has something to do with this:

Make sure to place the…
~/.composer/vendor/bin
…directory in your PATH so the kirby executable can be located by your system.

I’m really not sure what sentences like this mean. What is my PATH? How do I put things into it? I start reading something like this http://www.linfo.org/path_env_var.html and seriously my eyes are glazing over. Can someone dumb this down for me? For the sake of others too. Thank you!

EDIT: One of my dear friends told me to use this command:
export PATH=$PATH:~/.composer/vendor/bin
This worked. I don’t know why, but that’s okay. I hope this will help others in the future.

It would make sense to put this command into your bash profile (.bashrc, .bash_profile or .profile, depending on your system), otherwise the path will be gone again once you close your terminal.

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Thanks. I’m on mac and this was located at ~/.bash_profile