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

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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 /home/...
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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 ~/.ads/...
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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 PATH="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/...
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Why won't Vim source my .vimrc at startup?

Note: edited to provide more info. 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 ...
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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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`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 $PATH: export PATH=$PATH:/...
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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 So, Is there any difference ...
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Can you help me to understand this explanation of shell quoting?

I'm trying to comprehend and reproduce this I read this section in the book Learning The Bash Shell; My question about it is below it: "Notice that we used double quotes around variables (and ...
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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 /etc/...
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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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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 /var/...
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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 JAVA_HOME=/opt/java/...
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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 variable (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 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 /home/richie/...
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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 COCOS2DX_ROOT=~/Devel/cocos2d-x-2.2.2/...