I've just installed Ubuntu on a desktop at work. All traffic flows through a proxy. For some reason Firefox works fine with the set proxy, but nothing else.

I checked the terminal with: set | grep -i proxy

and I saw that all my proxies have an extra http:// or https:// in there. How do I get rid of it. I entered my proxy as www-abc.company.com:12345. No idea where the extra http: could be coming from.


You can redefine proxies as below in terminal , define these environment variables into the global /etc/environment file , so they will be always available

export http_proxy=abc.com:8080
export https_proxy=abc.com:8080

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