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Old 08-22-2003, 03:20 AM   #1
dantemarmol
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Question How to set an environment variable?


Pls. help, I just installed visualworks on Red hat. At the end got this instructions to set an environment variable name VISUALWORKS to the value: /usr/local/vw7 in the appropriate unix startup file.

PLS. TELL ME, HOW DO I DO THAT?
Thank you in advance.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 03:24 AM   #2
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well, you can add this to the /etc/rc.local file

export VISUALWORKS=/usr/local/vw7

and you can also type it in console, that should be what it is asking, there is a better fiel to add that to, but rc.local should work, and you don't risk screwing anything up.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 03:24 AM   #3
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on a console type
export VISUALWORKS=/usr/local/vw7

To make it permanent:
ther should be a .bashrc file in your home directory. (The period at the beginning marks a hidden file).

add

export VISUALWORKS=/usr/local/vw7

and save.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 03:26 AM   #4
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lol, leonscape, we keep answering the same forums, and now we both sent the same general idea.. sweet deal.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 03:28 AM   #5
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AND you keep beating me to it!!!
 
Old 08-22-2003, 04:35 AM   #6
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Thanks so much to both of you for your quick reply.
But I am sorry, I am new to this kind of environment, I am still lost.. really sorry about that.. I typed: export VISUALWORKS=/usr/local/vw7 (and it was accepted). But I don't know how to save that.
Kindly tell me step-by-step; Thank you for bearing with me.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 05:56 AM   #7
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Put it in /etc/rc.d/rc.local [or somewhere like that]....
 
Old 08-22-2003, 11:59 AM   #8
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Hi dante -

I am not familiar with RedHat, but they are saying to open the file named 'rc.local' which is in directory /etc/rc.d, or the file '.bashrc' which is in your home directory, add the line as you typed it in the console, and save the file. I don't know which file is the preferable location in RH.

you can use any text editor to do that - maybe kedit, or whatever RH installs - look in the menu under "text editors" or some similar title. you can always use vi, but it can be a bit confusing at first.

to get a listing of your current environment variables, try typing 'env' in a console.

 
  


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