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Old 05-30-2006, 03:58 AM   #1
johnvdster
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set environment variables


Hi,

I would like to know how to set environment variables so programs,can be automaticlly loaded, or classpaths set.

Thanks
Johnvdster
 
Old 05-30-2006, 04:59 AM   #2
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I assume you are using the bash shell.

For a user you can set them in ~/.bashrc or ~/.bash_profile.
For system wide, set them in /etc/profile.

What environment variables are you trying to set, and then we can give you the lines to add to these files. Also, what distro are you using - add it to your profile, it helps us to help you.

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Old 05-30-2006, 05:15 AM   #3
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Note that ~/.profile might be used instead of ~/.bash_profile.
 
  


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