I use many applications that access the net many of them require the environment variable http_proxy to be set as I am behind a proxy which requires authentication.
To save the trouble of creating a new environment variable every time I launch a shell i put the following lines in the .bash_profile file
export http_proxy=http://username: password@myproxyname:80
(this is the same command i use everytime i launch a shell to set the http_proxy environment variable)
However after the linux boots and i open a new shell...
i get the http_proxy variable like this upon echoing
I dont know why the places of '@' and ' : ' have gotten interchanged ... I checked my .bash_profile again but its all right there ...
Hope someone can help me out on this ...
I use Fedora Core 6
Thanks in advance