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How to open ~/.pam_environment?

I wanted to set environment variables JAVA_HOME and PATH. So I wanted to open ~/.pam_environment since it is the best place to set environment variables relevant to a particular user according to the ...
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What is a full path name?

I would like to understand what full path name really means. I have a file in my home directory called my_script. I assumed the full path name is ./my_script, meaning that it is in the root folder, ...
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Typing location path instead of clicking directory buttons in the file picker dialog?

Is there a way to change file picker dialog path input? I would like to type the path myself instead of clicking buttons to specify the destination path. In Nautilus I can hit Ctrl+L, to show the path ...
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How do I install VLC extensions?

VLC player allows installing extensions, plugins, skins. They have to be copied into a folder: for example, its .lua extensions should be in a folder with the same name. Where is that?
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How do I find where an application is installed?

I installed wireshark recently. I have no idea in which directory it was installed, but it's not in /opt. How do I find where it's installed?
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How to configure terminal window to open on a specific default path? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I start gnome-terminal at a particular directory? At present, each time we open a terminal window we are placed inside our home directory. /home/myuser/ I would ...
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Problem in .bashrc

I try to edit .bashrc to view the C-compilers that I installed before. But after opening the new terminal I am stuck with strange error. I am unable to ls the files/directories and nothing works. It ...
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“Pointers” with $ Syntax in /etc/environment

Is it valid to have "pointers" in /etc/environment using $FOO syntax? Right now my /etc/environment looks like this: JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk ...
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NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/derby/tools/ij

Derby says to install to opt, so I did: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ ll /opt/db-derby-10.9.1.0-bin/lib/derbytools.jar -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 174932 May 31 12:19 ...
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Adding a Directory to a Path in .profile

I am new to Ubuntu (coming from Windows 7) and I am trying to add a directory to my system path and for some reason I can't get it to work. I am using Ubuntu version 12.04 LTS I tried following this ...
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Added folders to PATH cannot be found using sudo [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Environment variables when run with 'sudo' I've added a new folder to my path, but when running the programs (in that folder) with "sudo" it does not work. When ...