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Old 03-08-2005, 06:36 AM   #1
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Setting up a environment variable


Hi

I would like to setup the JAVA_HOME to /home/orpheus/java permently, so that I do not have to type export JAVA_HOME=/home/orpheus/java every time. I would like it to be set permently everytime I log in

Can somebody please tell how or where to do this
 
Old 03-08-2005, 07:01 AM   #2
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hi there,

if you use bash, you can add this line to your $HOME/.bashrc file

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export JAVA_HOME=/home/orpheus/java
regards

slackie1000
 
Old 03-08-2005, 07:12 AM   #3
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Well since I don't know your distro I can't tell you exactly where to put it but can point you to where to look. Most distros have a rc script where you can't put stuff you want to run at startup. Look in /etc/rc.d or /etc/init.d for something like rc.local or *.local.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 08:43 AM   #4
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Originally posted by Boow
Well since I don't know your distro I can't tell you exactly where to put it but can point you to where to look. Most distros have a rc script where you can't put stuff you want to run at startup. Look in /etc/rc.d or /etc/init.d for something like rc.local or *.local.
No, that will only set up the environment for the startup process and since it is run last, won't do anything for you.

To set the environment variables for all users logging in system wide, you could put it into /etc/profile. Otherwise, the user's .bashrc is fine.
 
  


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