What is the recommended way to add user level environment variables to be used by a GUI application in Ubuntu? I know there are ~/.bashrc, ~/.cshrc, ~/.profile etc for console apps.

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At EnvironmentVariables, ~/.pam_environment and ~/.profile are mentioned as suitable files in Ubuntu. Personally I prefer ~/.profile since it's a script file.

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