A set of dynamic variables that can affect the running processes.

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How to add the install prefix of Qt5 to CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH environment variable?

I'm developing a C++ program (no GUI) on Ubuntu Touch for the Nexus 4 and I'd like to test QT sensors. However, I'm having some trouble locating the install prefix of Qt 5 for CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH. Did ...
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How to create a PATH environment variable for Android Studio?

I am a newbie and have no idea about linux or ubuntu. I have successfully installed Android studio but have problem in opening it. The developer site instructs to add PATH environment variable but I ...
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Does order of precedence with ENV variable changes which program to use?

Question: Does order of precedence in the PATH influence Ubuntu to choose which program to use? More details: I use .bashrc for declaring private env PATH, I have installed MSP430-gcc from ubuntu ...
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Problem with environment variables

I tried creating a shortcut to easily change into some of my Windows partitions. After mounting them, some works fine, some not. Here's what happens. My ~/.bash_aliases contains: export ...
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HDF5 and GSL library problem on Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit

I ran into errors in the installation of the FDTD software MEEP on Ubuntu.Although I have hdf5-tools and libhdf5 installed on my system(Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit), the make step of the installation of ...
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Environmental variables resets after reboot [duplicate]

I am working on PhoneGap and I need to set some Environmental variables. I used to set it by export and it sets. But when I reboot or relog then it wipes out the variables I previously exported. I ...
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“sudo su” does not pass the environment variables to the new shell? [duplicate]

su manual http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/precise/man1/su.1.html The current environment is passed to the new shell. Obviously you cant use su in Ubuntu as in su but it has to be always ...
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$PATH not saved as I login again [duplicate]

When I make a change in my ~/.bash_profile file and I add such a variable as: export PATH="$PATH:$HOME/.composer/vendor/bin" And after save and close, I need to reflect these changes in my $PATH ...
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Hadoop gives Error localhost: Error: JAVA_HOME is not set.?

I'm using Ubuntu. I have installed Java Hadoop configured it as single Node. i have also added environmental variable named HADOOP_HOME,JAVA_HOME in .bashrc file. When i was trying to run Hadoop using ...
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Use other environment variables in PATH definition [duplicate]

I've been wondering if there is a way to set the PATH system variable using other system variables. For example my /etc/environment currently looks like PATH="........other stuff........ ...
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Set custom added PATH vars to work in each Terminal session [duplicate]

I ran these 2 commands simply in the terminal: export PATH="$PATH:/home/milkncookiez/Developer/android-studio/bin" export PATH="$PATH:/home/milkncookiez/Developer/PhpStorm/bin" in the 2 bin folders ...
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Unable to connect to X11 display. is $DISPLAY set? - Yes, it is

I'm trying to run this in my /etc/init.d/rc.local. I had to manually add the exit 0 because it wasn't there by default if that makes any difference. cd /home/john/xcape && ./xcape -e ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Color Variable Troubles

I have tried all the links from the first 2 pages of google searches regarding editting the LS_COLORS variable, but I can't get it to work as expected. I want all my source code files to show up as ...
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How to set DISPLAY variable for a process?

I try to run pgadmin3 as user postgres and I get following error: No protocol specified Error: Unable to initialize gtk, is DISPLAY set properly? Command pgadmin3 runs well under pavel (my main ...
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Can't log in after trying to set environment variables

So I added a file called gradle.sh to /etc/profile.d/ that had the following lines: export GRADLE_HOME=/home/gradle/ export PATH=$PATH:$GRADLE_HOME/bin I restarted my machine, so that it would pick ...
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Error in export command in ~/.profile

I have this line in ~/.profile: export PATH=/sbin:/usr/sbin:${PATH} and it is causing this in ~/.xsession-errors: init: gnome-session (Unity) main process (1851) terminated with status 1 And ...
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Add custom script to PATH

I know there are quite some answers about that, but still could not make my way around it. I read all this and tried to follow the example under System-wide environment variables (for my case of ...
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Is $HOME/.local/share the default value for $XDG_DATA_HOME in Ubuntu 14.04?

What's the default value for $XDG_DATA_HOME in Ubuntu 14.04? I get an empty line with: echo $XDG_DATA_HOME According to the Free Desktop Specifications, it might be equals to $HOME/.local/share
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How to set the path to xstream in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and installed my version of jdk using sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk Now I installed xstream 1.4.7, but whenever I compile any java files using the package, I get an ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: setting environment variables [duplicate]

I need set environment variables for Android Studio project EVERY TIME when reboot or close terminal. (Ubuntu 14.04) For setting variables I use: export ...
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Changing ownership of folder not working!

I am trying to change the ownership of a folder and subfolders by typing either of these: sudo chown $user -R /usr/bin/.folder/ sudo chown $user -R /usr/bin/folder/ sudo chown $user -R ...
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Environment Vars being changed on boot

I installed java-8-oracle the other day, and I didn't like it, so I deleted the java-8-oracle folder. I also installed java from java.com into /usr/java/jdk1.8.0_20, and set the environment variable ...
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Server cannot run apt-get anymore

I was trying to setup an older version of gcc (4.1) on ubuntu 14. I was having some difficulties to set alternatives. I so thread where someone said to use this command: export PATH="/usr/bin:$PATH" ...
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How to set environment without sourcing .bash_profile myself every time? [duplicate]

When I restart Ubuntu 14.04, environment variables are set back to default and I have to run source .bash_profile every time which is very annoying. I generally keep my environment vars in ...
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Exporting LD_LIBRARY_PATH that contains spaces and special characters

Trying to deploy a Qt application on Ubuntu Directions from Qt site show how to allow the library dependencies to be loaded, by changing the LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable: #!/bin/sh appname=`basename $0 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and playing songs from cron

I recently upgraded my computer to Ubuntu 14.04. After the upgrade the system no longer plays the few songs I had it play via crontab. The crontab lines look like so: 0 9 * * 1-5 ...
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How to fix invalid identifier error after setting environment variables?

I'm trying to setup cocos2dx in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but after setting the environmental variables (in .bashrc) I start getting this error: bash: export: dev/cocos2d-x-3.2/tools/cocos2d-console/bin': not ...
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save number of lines of a text file in a variable shell file

I'm working on terminal and running a .sh file and I want to count the lines in another file and save it as a variable to be used in this .sh file. I'm using this command sed -n '$=' /lines.txt when I ...
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Creating a Path Variable

I need to set a path for a variable $week4 to be Week4/assignment so that typing cd $week4 will change the working directory to Week4/assignment/ I've seen a few examples of similar stuff on here, ...
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shell file opens terminal and run a sequence of commands in specific order

What I used to do is: Manually open a terminal instance to run the following commands and shell files Run PACKAGE_PATH=/home/userA/package1:/home/userA/package2:$PACKAGE_PAT‌​H run: cd ...
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How to quickly check the value of bash variables, aliases and history commands from terminal?

How do you expand in place: bash aliases environment variables history commands to edit them and check they are correct? For example, I have some aliases I use for flashing different devices and ...
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When I open a terminal and type set I get a strange output

I opened a terminal on the desktop in Xubuntu and typed set and then a new line. I aws expecting to see a display of my environmental variables, but all I got was a display of a lot of code. What on ...
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JDK 8 Installation for Ubuntu 14.04 (Android Studio & NetBeans)

I downloaded jdk-8u11-nb-8-linux-i586.sh and installed it in my home folder. Then I install NetBeans, it is successful I think because I can compile my java code using netbeans. Now when I install ...
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Environment Variable or saving dev_key file

I am slightly new to ubuntu, I have a NASA-ADS dev_key to access some data on there system but am unable to: save it as an environment variable named ADS_DEV_KEY or save it to a file called ...
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Changing environment variables

I just changed my /etc/environment file to: M2_HOME=/usr/local/apache-maven/apache-maven-3.1.1 M2=$M2_HOME/bin ...
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Why won't Vim source my .vimrc at startup?

I have modified my ~/.vimrc significantly (although some of my initial modifications I made in the system-wide /etc/vim/vimrc). It probably doesn't matter either way since I am really the only user ...
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What exactly should I set as JAVA_HOME?

I am trying to make Tomcat 7 working with Eclipse, and I am not sure if my JAVA_HOME is correct. ~$ echo $JAVA_HOME /usr/lib/jvm/default-java And there is no such catalog! I only have: ~$ ls ...
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What is the $BASH_COMMAND variable good for?

According to the Bash manual, the environment variable BASH_COMMAND contains The command currently being executed or about to be executed, unless the shell is executing a command as the result of ...
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How to set environment variable in Eric Python IDE

I have no problem running a Python script from the terminal, but in Eric Python IDE, I am getting this error: ImportError libcudart.so.6.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory ...
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`TERM` environment variable not exported from `.profile`?

I have this in my .profile (I'm running Ubuntu 12.04): export TERM="xterm-256color" The variable seems not exported or be invariably later overwritten as TERM="xterm". A test with Gnome Terminal: ...
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How to start/configure pulseaudio remotely with ssh?

I have a remote machine to which I can ssh. On the remote machine there is a program that uses pulse audio to get input from a USB microphone attached to the remote machine. This setup works fine when ...
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var.sh is not exporting the variable using terminal

I want to export many paths using a .sh script. after running it nothing is exported I don't know why. so if anyone can advise. This is the script used: #!/bin/bash txtrst=$(tput sgr0) # Text reset ...
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How do I set environment variables through a keyboard shortcut?

I have a script that increments an environment variable, but it only works if I run it by perpending it with "source" or with a ".". Unfortunately, this means that if I attempt to bind it to a key, I ...
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why everything is reverted back in PATH env variable after reopening shell?

As far as I know PATH is not a temporary variable. And when you reopen your terminal it should work as before. In my case it's not. What I do is to add another path to $PATH: export ...
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Why I obtain this error when I try to perform this simple bash script?

I am following this tutorial to correctly execute Aptana Studio on my Ubuntu 14.04: Command menu in aptana studio 3 is not working in ubuntu 14.04 So I have installed the Oracle JRE and finnally I ...
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How to bring “.bashrc” in effect without logging out or Restarting the current session?

I am basically using .bashrc for adding environment variables. Each time I add a new Environment variable, I have to log out the current session and log in again to bring the changes in effect. Is ...
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What is the default values of KMP_AFFINITY variable?

I was playing with the KMP_AFFINITY variable in my program and forgot to back-up the previous value. Now the performance of my C++ program has fallen to 50%. Can anybody tell me what is the default ...
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Permanent PATH variable

How will I make this /media/De Soft/mongodb/bin PATH variable permanent? Everyone is saying export PATH=$PATH:media/De\ Soft/mongodb/bin to your ~/.profile, or .bashrc, or .zshenv depending on your ...
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How can I make it so I can run a specific program, just by typing its name in the console?

I have just recently installed Light Table downloading it from the git repository, and followed the instructions on this website to create a desktop launcher. Now I want to run the program by ...
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problem to update bash profile

Each time i work with a tool named criu, i set the path variable: PATH=$PATH:/home/th/criu-1.3-rc2; export PATH to be able to run criu dump but when I close the terminal and open it, it does ...