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

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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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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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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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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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rvm /usr/bin/env: ruby no such file error

I've installed rvm + ruby systemwide. which ruby /usr/local/rvm/rubies/ruby-2.1.1/bin/ruby and: /usr/bin/env: ruby: No such file or directory Everything else works fine, putting direct path of ...
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Use system environment variable for snort.conf HOME_NET setting

I'm setting up a mass deployment image that includes snort. Since I don't know the network address range that each image will reside on I thought about using an environment variable to hold the ...
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Run PHP from the command line

I have installed XAMPP v1.8.3 for my PHP development. I am new to Ubuntu, so I don't know how to set environment variable for PHP which is located at /opt/lampp/bin/php. I can run PHP scripts from ...
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Change environment varaible (TERM)

According to this answer, "it is the job of the terminal emulator to set the TERM environment variable". Is there any way to change the TERM value used by Terminator? Right now it's xterm, but I need ...
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export $PATH not working correctly on Ubuntu 13.10

I have connected to remote Linux desktop (Ubuntu 13.10) using ssh command and try to run following command on remote desktop. On my host machine I am using Ubuntu 12.04. On remote desktop: I have ...
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Environment Variables and .bashrc [closed]

I need Help in this: that is how to do this Edit the setting file of the user. In our case it should be in the root directory of the user and the name is .bashrc or .bash_profile 2.- Add the ...
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environment setup for Importing a userdefined module

I am creating an User defined module an .so file and importing that in the python module. The functions in the library are not responding as expected. What are the environment variables to be set ...
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Setting path in ubuntu 13.10

In Ubuntu 13.10 I installed : stable_Ubuntu-13.10-i686.deb and Ubuntu-13.10-i686.deb, but when starting GNURadio the following message appears : Cannot import gnuradio. Is the python path ...
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Running a service ignores environment variables

I have a /ect/init/application.conf file that looks something like... start on filesystem and net-device-up IFACE!=lo stop on runlevel [016] respawn export NODE_ENV=production chdir ...
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Problem to set JAVA_HOME

In ~/.bash_profile I set the following: export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-i386/bin/java export PATH=$PATH:/usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-i386/bin After saving and close I ran: sudo su ...
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Why are 'source' and '.' not always the same, when they're supposed to be identical?

I was under the impression that source was a synonym for . in bash. However, it seems that in the .profile file, source doesn't work. This youtube video demonstrates that when source is used in ...
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NDK_ROOT enviroment variable defined but script does not see it

In my ~/.bashrc i have this: export ANDROID_SDK=~/Devel/android_dev_x64/sdk export ANDROID_NDK=~/Devel/android-ndk-r9d export NDK_ROOT=$ANDROID_NDK export ...
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Call shell script “inline” in another shell script

So the bottom line here is that I am trying to have one go-to script work to set environment variables (let's call it setenv.sh) that will be used in subsequent scripts. In Windows (I know, that is a ...
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How to know which processes have the DISPLAY variable set?

Sometimes I face some problems in display and mostly I do want to know which files or processes are using the DISPLAY environment variable. So how to list all processes that having DISPLAY set?
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bashrc shortcuts in Tmux

I have sets many shortcuts in .bashrc profile of local user, and they work properly. Currently on my 12.04 system but when ever I tried to used them in tmux, I always get the same response command not ...
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What is $DISPLAY environment variable

I am new to shell script NOT able to understand what is $DISPLAY environment variable. I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and using /bin/bash shell. I have connected two monitors. Questions: echo $DISPLAY ...
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prevent duplicate entries in $PATH

In regular way to add a directory to PATH: PATH=$PATH:/new-directory Now the problem is if you add a new directory to the PATH then it will be added without checking if it's already in the PATH or ...
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How to combine two enviroment variables into one command?

I have an old pc and I installed Ubuntu 13. 10 on it. I also installed skype and the issue is that I have a huge audio latency or my webcam not work. I have work by replace 'Exec=skype' with: Audio ...
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Expanding environment variables in Nautilus

I have a "sandbox" folder on my 13.10 PC, which I use for anything along the lines of "testing", or if I'm updating a piece of code and want it to be completely separate from everything else. In order ...
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setting PATH to /etc/profile or /etc/environment does not work with sudo

I want to launch Intellij IDEA IDE via sudo idea.sh. sudo because IDE needs to manupulate files from /etc/share. idea.sh is placed at /home/<username>/<path>/bin/idea.sh. I tried to add ...
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How to solve old GLIB error

I am in the process of installing GTK+ but it needs various pre-requisites. These are glib - 2.0 >= 2.35.3 atk - >= 2.7.5 Pango- >= 1.32.4 gdk-pixbuf-2.0 >= 2.27.1 Now I upgraded my ...
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MBK_IN_PH command not found while working with Alliance cad 5.0

wanted to run commands : MBK_IN_PH = ap export MBK_IN_PH MBK_OUT_LO = spi export MBK_OUT_LO but getting command not found
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Why is /usr/local/games after /usr/games in the default PATH?

The default value of the PATH environment variable in Ubuntu (13.10, at least) for an administrator (user in the sudo group) after logging in to the desktop environment is: ...
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Setting JAVA_HOME

How do I set JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm ...E ? The instructions say to use INSTALL4J JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun but I get an error that says: INSTALL4J: command not found I have downloaded ...
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I can't log in after I inserted some variables in my environment file

I installed 12.04. Yesterday I tried installing tomcat server and java. There was some errors in that installation and when I tried to open my system after some time I couldn't login. At that time I ...
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java home will not set using /etc/environment

wowee....... echo 'export JAVA_HOME=/usr/' | tee -a /etc/environment open up new terminal echo $JAVA_HOME blank Why is it sooo hard to set a global env for all users without restarting? eve ...
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Strange autocompletion behavior

Well...I'm so confused, cause the only real problem in my case is freaking apostrophe ('). Situation: expanding PATH variable influence word completion, based on whether was apostrophes in additional ...
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How to increase waiting time for non responding programs?

I have installed a Ubuntu GNOME and found that I am getting lots of PROGRAM is not responding messages. I have either to "Force Quit" the program or "Wait" for it a little more. I've noticed that ...
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Assigning grep output to a variable

In a terminal I type: grep '<td><a href="http://www.blabla.cc' file.txt works fine. But if I type: var= `grep '<td><a href="http://www.blabla.cc' file.txt` I am unable to ...
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export PATH doesn't work correctly

I have a problem with $PATH export. The only place I found where I modify $PATH is /etc/environment: ANDROID_HOME="/opt/ADT/adt-bundle-linux-x86_64-20130522/sdk" ...
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How to use an environment variable of a remote host using scp?

I have two machine, host1 and host2. I would like to use an environment variable of host2, from a scp command from host1. For instance, use this kind of command from host1 : scp file ...