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

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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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Error In Phonegap and android while creating project

error in creating phonegap project Creating android project... /home/akarshnagariya/.cordova/lib/npm_cache/cordova-android/3.6.3/package/bin/node_modules/q/q.js:126 throw e; ...
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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 ...
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Environment Variable - how does properly set them (bashrc or profile) [duplicate]

I am very new in Ubuntu and I am lost about Environment Variable. I have read some Forums but I didn't understand yet. If I type java -version I got the java confirmation but if I type echo ...
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Can the PATH variable be corrupted?

I installed rbenv, a ruby version management program. I looked in the .bashrc file and noticed that the path variable was changed as below: export PATH="$HOME/.rbenv/bin:$PATH" I think the ":$PATH" ...
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Difference between $LOGNAME and logname

when echo $LOGNAME or logname commands run normally get same result like following: pandya@pandya-desktop:~$ echo $LOGNAME pandya pandya@pandya-desktop:~$ logname pandya But I found their ...
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Echos, variables, and help with this question

The book Learning The Bash Shell says- "Notice that we used double quotes around variables (and strings containing them) in these echo examples. In Chapter 1, we said that some special characters ...
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Why can't a process see environment variables set in /etc/environment?

I defined several environment variables in /etc/environment, but a process (build started by TeamCity) cannot see their values. I don't know what I'm doing wrong here.. this is the content of my ...
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$DISPLAY environment variable changes upon (almost) every reboot

I am facing a very strange problem. I have a one display connected to my PC. However the $DISPLAY variable changes almost every time I reboot. For now it is :0.0, but before reboot it was :1.0. There ...
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How to configure path or set environment variables for installation?

I'm aiming to install APE in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, a simple code for pseudopotential generation. I'm having this error message while running ./configure: checking for gsl-config... no checking for GSL - ...
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When I use ZSH, how do I set PATH in /etc/profile.d?

I'm using zsh as my shell, and I'm trying to configure my environment. I usually define my $JAVA_HOME variable by creating a file: /etc/profile.d/java.sh with the following content export ...
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How to include environment Variable in launcher for icon

This is an extension to the question how to include an environment variable in the launcher? . This question explains how to use the environment variable for the Exec part of the .desktop file but not ...
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How to set environmental variables for LuaSocket in Ubuntu?

I have installed the LuaSocket(luasocket-2.0.2.tar.gz) using this manual. But while performing the commands to require function to gain access to whatever module you need as below: socket = ...
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How can I see environment variables defined in .profile after lauching sudo codeblocks?

I am developing code with C++ in code::blocks. Because my code needs to access mice devices I launch code::blocks with sudo as superuser in an xterm I opened first. In the code I would like to read ...
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Why do I not have the $MAIL environment variable?

I read that the $MAIL shell environment variable is one of the most common ones, and stores the location of my mailbox file, where my emails are stored. I looked into the /var/spool/mail and ...
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Why does “A=10 echo $A” not print 10?

This command: A=10 echo $A prints an empty line. Why not 10? Why doesn't the in-place temporary environment setting work? I want to know the reason and explanation rather than solution. I used ...
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Bash script not adding variables to session [duplicate]

I have a bash script that I have added as a startup application. It does a bunch of exports and alias assignment. #! /bin/bash alias devhm='cd ${DEV_HOME}; ll'; alias wlhm='cd ${WL_HOME}; ll'; alias ...
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What are the standard Environment variables ($) in Ubuntu?

I know some useful environment-variables like $HOME, $UID, $BASH, $LOGNAME etc. which is useful to get information in terminal/command-line with using echo(ex: echo $LOGNAME) I want to know what are ...
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Tomcat does not recognize JAVA_HOME

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server, extracted JDK1.8u5 and Tomcat7, and added the following to .profile (I also tried adding it to .bashrc with similar [non-] results): export ...
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How to set the environmental variables in ubuntu to install lua?

Great day guys,I am trying to install the Lua on ubuntu.Inorder to set the environmental variables for Lua how can i procede?Thanks in advance
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Solving $PATH obfuscation by /bin/sh (dash)

This question is a follow-up from http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/126955/percent-in-path-environment-variable. I post it here, since it is more distro-specific. The shell used by default for ...
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Bash script doesn't execute command from PATH

I have this simple script: #!/bin/bash echo ${HADOOP_HOME} $(hadoop fs -ls) The output is: /opt/hadoop-0.20.2-cdh3u2 ./hello.sh: line 3: Found: command not found So bash definitely sees ...
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Apache envvars from external file

I want to have my global environment variables located in /etc/environ loaded in apache2 to prevent duplication between /etc/environ and /etc/apache2/envvars. I've seen that other operating systems ...
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Terminal prompt messed up after changing value of PS1

I carelessly entered a command in the terminal that should have been in a shell script: export PS1=$PATH:~/drush23/drush/ now in my terminal instead of this: ubuntu@ip-10-16-134-18:/home/ubuntu$ ...
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Environment variable spoiled

In ~/.profile I have this: . "$HOME/projects/devenv.sh" In $HOME/projects/devenv.sh I have: BASEDIR=$(dirname $0) export APILIB_CONFIG="$BASEDIR/apilib.conf" echo "$APILIB_CONFIG" When I open a ...
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Adding JAVA_HOME (JDK) in .bashrc

I just installed Ubuntu and am Java 7u55 (JDK) and am trying to configure JAVA_HOME as an environment variable. In ~/.bashrc I added: # Exports JAVA_HOME=/home/myuser/sandbox/java/7u55/jdk1.7.0_55 ...
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How to get write permission on /etc/environment?

I want to add mysql Connector jar file to classpath and by browsing through the net. I read that a global way to do it is to update the /etc/enviroment but the file opens as readonly. What I don't get ...