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i have the following problem. i am exporting an environment variable and after i close the terminal it is lost. how can i keep my export variables? or actually how can i load them everytime i launch a console. i think i need to add them in my .bash_profile file. is that correct?
To make sure that a variable is exported in every terminal, indeed you need to call it everytime you open a terminal. To do this, you have to export it in one of the configuration files specific to your shell, in this case .bashrc, .bash_profile, etc...
Originally posted by captain-cat thanks for the replies. i will read the man pages and see which one it is. by the way if you have time what is the /^something option. i guess i will have to do man man to see what is that.
/ starts a search
^ tells the search to look for the searchterm
only at the beginning of the line.
If you omit the ^ you'll get many hits in the
search, referring you to the term below (in this
instance, that is ;}).
i wanna add /home/mcarthor/program to my system path, so it can, automatically, find binary files in /home/mcarthor/program/bin, include files (.h) in /home/mcarthor/program/include, library files in /home/mcarthor/program/lib, man files in /home/mcarthor/program/man, etc.