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Old 11-02-2006, 06:38 PM   #1
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How to specify environment variables in KDE


Hi all!

I want to setup an environment variable when I am working in Linux. I have added this to my .bashrc and thus it works in Konsole. But I want to set this environment variable globally. Is there a way to do so?
 
Old 11-02-2006, 06:54 PM   #2
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export makes it global ,at least that is what I think it is , if that is what you mean

export PATH=$PATH:/path/to/file


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Old 11-02-2006, 09:55 PM   #3
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export makes it global ,at least that is what I think it is , if that is what you mean

export PATH=$PATH:/path/to/file


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No! No! I am asking where to specify this so that it is available to even those applications which are launched by K Menu.
 
Old 11-02-2006, 10:29 PM   #4
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No! No! I am asking where to specify this so that it is available to even those applications which are launched by K Menu.
I believe you can put a script in the ~/.kde/share/env/ directory to have it executed on kde startup.
 
Old 11-02-2006, 10:29 PM   #5
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well the common way is to put junk like that in ~/.bash_profile
it should work also in ~/.bashrc because often .bashrc is sourced from .bash_profile

if you mean global like for all users then /etc/profile

the point you are missing is that all applications lauched as a particular user
no matter how from a menu or whatever
are launched as children to the original user login shell and inherit (get a copy of) all environmental variables.
 
  


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