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

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How to set default environment variables for other users?

I installed postgres under Lubuntu 13.04. When I try to run it: sudo -u postgres psql it gives me this error: psql: could not connect to server: No such file or directory Is the server running ...
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Ubuntu adding path/Environment variables

I am trying to install apache maven 3 in Ubuntu 12.04 lts. What I did was open the terminal then I typed the following commands export M2_HOME=/usr/local/apache-maven/apache-maven-3.0.5 [Then ...
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How to Import a Variable from a Script?

I want to get a variable from another script, as demonstrated in http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5228345/bash-script-how-to-reference-a-file-for-variables However, the answer uses source command ...
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Environmental variable

I am newly for Ubuntu and I just downloaded mulval software packet to run it on my Ubuntu, but I still not clear that the instruction say this: "The environmental variable MULVALROOT should point ...
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How to declare functions as variables

I want to declare variable with pwd() function, which will give me the current path. I want to use pwd() function as ${pwd} variable, something like that. How I must write? Thanks!
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PATH is not affected by .pam_environment

Running Ubuntu 13.04, I'm trying to add variables to PATH for the session, which is recommended to do inside .pam_environment, but nothing seems to work. Here's what it looks like: JAVA_HOME ...
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Editing MANPATH from /etc/environment

Having installed TeX Live on my system (by downloading and running the script from TUG's website: http://www.tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html), I tried editing the MANPATH variable by adding ...
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How to create a system-wide environmental variable? [duplicate]

I want to set an environmental variable that all users will have, where do I do this? This is for users who login and also for certain processes that run under an account.
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How I can I unsource my environment?

I have source my environment and some environment variables were set, but i need to shift back to my previous environment, how should i do it ? Is there any way to move to the last environment ?
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~/.pam_environment doesn't work since Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I have this line in my ~/.pam_environment: PATH DEFAULT=${HOME}/bin:${HOME}/.local/bin:${PATH} and it worked perfectly well on Ubuntu 12.10, but since I've updated to 13.04 it is ...
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check as a root if a special path set

How do I check as a root if a special path set? This command sudo echo $ANDROID_SDK_HOME will show the path's value for a normal user and not for a root.
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Editing the environment variable

I have been trying to edit the environment variable. I had read this and in the section of Persistent environment variable ->System-wide environment variables it is written to change the ...
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Run a shell script from terminal

I have a shell script at /home/user/android-sdk-linux/tools. I wish to run the script from the terminal by typing ddms so I added :/home/user/android-sdk-linux/tools/ddms.sh to /etc/environment and ...
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Why won't environment variables added to .profile show up in screen

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 I added export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/home/dspies/workspace/hdf5-1.8.11-linux-shared/lib to .profile but when I log in and open terminal and put echo $LD_LIBRARY_PATH there's ...
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Environmental Variable for current domain

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop edition I want to use environmental variable for currently joined domain just like I use $USER to bring current user. From what I read there are few variables for ...
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/usr/bin/env: bash: Permission denied

Suddenly, when your Seniors Linux Server admin does not come at office. And Then Junior Linux Admin take a charge of it, then it is NIGHTMARE for them. Please help. I'm not able to recollect, that ...
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set PATH to include custom folders

I refer to help.ubuntu.com to set environment variables. I'm required to set some variables (GRIFFON_HOME and GROOVY_HOME) for a user and also I want to include bin folders to my PATH so I edited ...
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Shared library not loading. Loading only under root

I have an executable that requires a shared library that resides in /opt/... folder. I have included the path in LD_LIBRARY_PATH under /etc/environment and updated it using source /etc/environment. ...
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How to restore $PATH environment variable?

I did this in the console: unset PATH After this I started getting this error: grep: command not found Is there any easy way to get all environment variables back?
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Why I can not login after set the path envrionment variable

I am using the 12.04LST, and I am trying to install the oracle jdk7 manually. Then I update the /etc/environment to set the PATH variable. This is the original file content: ...
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Can't get $(date +%F) set as environment variable

I would like to create an evironment variable that will output the current date. I have added the following to ~/.pam_environment: TODAY=$(date +%F) Apparently you have to log out after changing ...
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sudo environment

Is there a way to use config files for use with sudo? For example a .bashrc, .gitconfig, or an emacs init.el Specifically I wanted to get LSCOLORS in sudo commands. I know that I can put these ...
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Make gcc coloring the default

Is there a way to automatically make gcc color its output? I am looking to avoid an alias as the the command is commonly used in makefiles (where it will not be used). Is there an easy way to do ...
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Setting environment variables for OpenJDK on Ubuntu 11.10

I am new to Ubuntu and have programmed in C in the same but java seems to be a bitof a pain. This is what -java version looks like java version "1.6.0_27" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 ...
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Ensuring .profile gets executed when using nX

The $PATH I have when I run terminal in an nX session is different to that I have when I run terminal after logging on physically. The former is ...
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Environment var _

I send a printenv command in the commandline and I see one of the variables is the following: _=/usr/bin/printenv I now do this: mo@mo-Toshiba ~/Workspace $ printenv _ /usr/bin/printenv but when ...
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How to list all variables names and their current values?

Including not only $HOME, $PWD etc but any other you have defined.
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How to permanently set environmental variables PATH and M2_HOME in ubuntu for maven3?

I have downloaded the latest apache-maven3.zip file and extracted it to the folder: /home/gaurav/Java/maven3. I don't know how to set the environmental variables for maven - such as PATH and M2_HOME. ...
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http_proxy variable [duplicate]

I was following this guide to install Redmine on my server: http://www.redmine.org/projects/redmine/wiki/HowTo_Install_Redmine_in_Ubuntu it written there: Run the following commands to export your ...
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I have a problem when using “export” command

When I put sudo "export PROXY_LOCAL_NET_IP=10.113.35.108" I get the following error: sudo: export: command not found What should I do to resolve this problem?
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Lost PATH variable content

I was trying to add something to the PATH with : export PATH=/user/home/sbt/bin but I removed all of the content of PATH and I can not run any command on the terminal even ls ! So what should I do ...
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Why isn't ubuntu checking the correct directory in the $PATH variable?

I'm trying to run a program redis-cli $ ls -lh /usr/local/bin/ | grep redis -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4.2M Mar 24 19:49 redis-cli -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5.6M Mar 24 19:49 redis-server $ echo $PATH ...
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Update PATH variable during script execution

I am writing a script that installs a program. The problem is the program needs to have PATH variables set to install. How do I set PATH variables during the script execution and update the shell so ...
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HOME/bin not a valid identifier

I am a grad student who has fallen into maintaining a server on a linux-Ubuntu machine - we work in Ontopia and Wandora, two programs that like to mess with Java environments. I am learning as I go ...
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Program in $PATH not being found

I am running xubuntu 12.1, and am having some difficulty getting a program I have added to my path to execute. The program I am attempting to execute is scan-view, from Clang. I built Clang from ...
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How to set up environment variable properly?

I opened the /etc/environment and added the line ANDROID_SDK_HOME="/home/tom/android-sdk" but I tried echo $ANDROID_SDK_HOME but displayed nothing. I have JAVA_HOME in the same /etc/environment but ...
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Add directory to path for sudo

I know creating a .bashrc and adding PATH=$PATH:/home/asco/adt-bundle-linux-x86_64/sdk/tools PATH=$PATH:/home/asco/adt-bundle-linux-x86_64/sdk/platform-tools will add those directories to my path. ...
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Setting global environment variable for everyone

If I set a variable in /etc/environment, it only seems to apply to administrators while in sudo su. How can I get the variables to apply to everyone? Especially when they are in terminal? Do the ...
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How to change permanently the PATH with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

To add :/usr/local/go/bin to the PATH with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid) and permanently change the PATH, I just edited the files /etc/environment and /etc/login.defs. And these modifications were OK both ...
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How do I set CLASSPATH variable for Tomcat in 12.10?

Previously, I have set the JAVA_HOME path using the terminal with the following command: export JAVA_HOME="/usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-i386" >> ~/.bashrc Now, I want to set the CLASSPATH ...
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How to set JAVA PATH in Ubuntu 12.04?

So java -version give path not found. I have tried the following: Edit: ~/.bashrc ~/.profile /etc/environment bash.bashrc files and add to them the following: ...
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how to set a PATH of ProofPower in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Respected Fellows, I am using a formal verification tool ProofPower in Ubuntu 12.04, but i don't that how can i set a PATH or environment variables in Ubuntu 12.04. My ProofPower bin path is : ...
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What is the difference that explains different results of different ways to assign values in a command-line?

What is the difference that explains the different results of these commands? a=2 echo $a set a=2 echo $a a=2; echo $a set a=2; echo $a
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Why are the “bash” and the “source” commands behaving differently? [closed]

I'm using Mac OS 10.8. I ran the /sw/fink/bin/init.sh script using the bash command which was supposed to make the fink/bin folder part of the $PATH variable for the current session. The fink command ...
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How to permanently disable http_proxy

When I remove proxy from System/Network and apply it system wide it still remains when working in console. When I run: env | grep proxy it prints: http_proxy=http://proxy.studnet.lan:8080 ...
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PYTHONPATH environment variable

I have this in my ~/.profile: export PYTHONPATH=/home/dev/python-files In the python-files directory, I have a few projects cloned from git-hub (flask, curveship and py-vgdl). Whenever I try to ...
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Getting Full User Name

How do I look up my full user name in Ubuntu? I want this information to propagate to the environment variables GIT_AUTHOR_NAME and GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL.
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Desktop Files don't use seem to use $PATH correctly

I am creating .desktop files for use in the Unity Launcher. I have my own location in my home directory where I put my executables (~/usr/bin/) which is correctly added to my PATH environment ...
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Change environment variables in debian/rules according to debian/control targets

I have this package mypackage which is already bundled for Ubuntu. For setting the compiler, debian/rules contains DEB_CONFIGURE_SCRIPT_ENV += CC=gcc I would now like to extend the package in that ...
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ubuntu spurious environment variable

I have a spurious path in my ~PATH~ environment variable in Ubuntu: /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm I have no idea where it is set. I have checked these files: /etc/environment /etc/profile ...