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

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Mozilla NSS building

In this instruction :"In order to start the build process, use "cd nss" and execute "make nss_build_all". By default this will produce a build in debug mode and for a 32-bit architecture. You may set ...
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How to Verify JAVA_HOME path

I installed java in opt/jdk1.7.75 having following directories--> bin db include jre lib man COPYRIGHT LICENSE README.html relase & other files I set JAVA_HOME path in .bashrc file as follow: ...
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How can I capture shell variable output to use in my capistrano task

I am using capistrano to deploy a Ruby on Rails application. I previously was using Centos. In converting my task to be used with Ubuntu, I have a task that I was using for Centos was: capture("env |...
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How to specify an Environment systemd directive containing =?

I want to specify an Environment systemd directive containing =, e.g. Environment=CATALINA_OPTS=-Dappserver.home=/var/lib/archiva/apache-tomcat-current -Dappserver.base=/var/lib/archiva/apache-...
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How do I export a variable to the `sh` shell? [duplicate]

Calling export MYVAR=/path/to/whatever from .bashrc obviously works for bash but not for the sh shell. Unfortunately, the Matlab launcher seems hell-bent on using sh and not bash. As such, the ...
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Unable to run apt-get with proxy even after setting the environment variables

I was trying to configure proxy in my lubuntu 14.04. Since I wanted to use the username and password for my proxy authentication, I opted ntlm and installed it. Now I can use my proxy link as 127.0.0....
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Writing a program that will demo the $PS2 variable

I've been customizing my terminal prompt, and found that it's possible to change the "secondary prompt". However, I have no way to test the changes I make to this one so I was wondering if a simple ...
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How to make speech-dispatcher work with variables?

I tried some bash variables with spd-say command just like the date variable spd-say $date or spd-say "$date" but didn't work with me. So how to make it accept variables?
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How to change directory for $HOME

My home folder (~ and $HOME) points to /home/user , how do I change this directory? I tried HOME=/new/dir But this only works until I start a new shell. I also tried looking for definitions ...
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Bash script: command not found

I have an executable script install_packages.sh in /home/etienne/admin folder. The directory's path is added to $PATH variable from /etc/bash.bashrc. When I type #echo $PATH I see that the variable ...
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Nautilus “open in terminal” extension will not propagate SSH_AUTO_SOCK?

I have Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, up-to-date; nautilus and nautilus-open-terminal are installed and updated: [romano:~] % wajig status nautilus nautilus-open-terminal Package Installed ...
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Installing Java 8 and Setting environment variables

I just completly shifted to Ubuntu from Windows 7. I am a java developer and now I need to install Java 8 JDK and JRE. I installed 64 bit ubuntu 14.04.02 and it seems like there are lot of ways to ...
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Create a dir on scratch with same name as in pwd directory

HI I try to simplify my problem, I'm trying to write a bash script, which can take the actual directory name (just like you get by statement "basename" ) and create a same directory on scratch. #!/...
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Setting JAVA environment variable [duplicate]

I am setting up new Ubunut machine. Stuck on setting up Java environment variable. I have tried all possible way and whatever solution I found here. None of them worked. It is still giving me blank ...
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how to insert a path front of path environment variable

here is my $PATH variable. /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games when i want to add ./ to the PATH by placing export PATH=$PATH:./ i got like ...
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How do I get Ubuntu to use Anaconda's python instead of the standard /usr/lib/python…?

I installed Anaconda using instructions provided on the main website, which are similar to those that can be seen here: Installing Anaconda python on ubuntu However, I found that I had to manually ...
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need help installing AptUrl or changing the enviromental variable

I understand how to get the file to install, I have to type out "sudo apt-get install apturl" and it should open the package for installation. I type out the command and I got this "mspyellow@BJ:~$ ...
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How to assign File/Folder path to a Variable in Terminal

Say I have the following path: /home/$USER/Downloads/My Folder I tried to assign the above given File-Path to a variable FILE_NAME as follows, FILE_NAME=/home/$USER/Downloads/My Folder $FILE_NAME ...
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what to write in prefix and in environment variable for correct installation

I am installing linbox library: http://www.linalg.org/developer.html. The installation guide states, that one should install several libraries, including fflas-ffpack library, and then run the script ...
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Unable to set the right version of java on Ubuntu 14.10

I recently tried installing the most recent version of Oracle JDK (1.8) but somehow I'm unable to overwrite the current version of java being used by the system. I set the JAVA_HOME variable to point ...
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Incorrect value of environment variable java_home

I set my JAVA_HOME using the instructions given here - https://gist.github.com/senthil245/6093389 Basically, we download a jdk bin file, unpack it, move it to /usr/lib/jvm and then set the environment ...
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How to modify environment variable in unix?

I want to modify environment variable by user given value. For example, user will give the variable to be modified and a value to put in the variable. I tried the command: set[variable[=val]] Its ...
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FFTW3 in ubuntu: error in linking

I have installed FFTW3 in the newest version of ubuntu (downloaded yesterday). when I compile the cpp file I get the error: fatal error: fftw3.h: No such file or directory. I used cmd line: g++ *...
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Some error messages displayed when I start terminal (both as root and as normal user)

I recently installed Android Studio , and to make the changes permanent I changed the PATH environment variable in .bashrc file, as shown in Second answer of this link. I get following error ...
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prefix command error

When open Terminal I get this error ERROR: Directory [=] does not exist. The prefix script allows you to manage multiple installations of a set of software installed on the same machine. It helps ...
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How to set the environment variabile using java

I am trying to set an environment variable using a java code. When i run this java code from the bash, I want to echo the environment variable that i set in the java program. How can this be done
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PATH is not getting exported by default in Ubuntu 12.04

When i run su on command line and enter root password, I am getting error as mentioned below: Command 'lesspipe' is available in the following places /bin/lesspipe /usr/bin/lesspipe ...
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Unnecessary path present in $PATH

I have configured my .bashrc to add paths to the script of certain programs. This is how I did it: export PATH=/opt/android-studio/bin:/opt/pycharm-3.4.1/bin:$PATH However whenever I use $PATH in ...
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~/.pam_environment login problem

I added $PATH to ~/.pam_environment file but after that I can not login. It seems setting was not OK. Now I'd like to change ~/.pam_environment to its original shape but I could not find it. I use ...
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How to use source command for exporting path?

I am trying to set the path of few libraries using source command but its not working and says dsbisht@dsbisht-ThinkCentre-E73:~/Workstation$ source .list bash: .list: No such file or directory My ...
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Set environment variables (PATH, etc.) from script

How do I set the environment variables from a script? Using source scripts/setupenv.sh doesn't seem to work. I tried to use sh and chmod +x but it still doesn't work.
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Why isn't .profile sourced when opening a terminal?

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. According to .profile, # ~/.profile: executed by the command interpreter for login shells. # This file is not read by bash, if ~/.bash_profile or ~/.bash_login ...
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Enviromnent variable for subprocess

I am trying to access an environment variable from a python process. I exported it like export var=value. This works fine for the command pyton program.py but not for sudo python program.py. How can I ...
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How to create a PATH environment variable for Android Studio? [duplicate]

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 geo=/media/...
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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 don'...
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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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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........ :$SCALA_HOME/...
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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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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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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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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 KEYSTORE_NAME=/home/anna/Documents/keys/NAME....
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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 /usr/bin/....
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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" ...