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Old 09-29-2008, 04:47 AM   #1
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Unhappy not able to export the Variables

I am working with Sun Solaris 9 and I want to export the environment variable from my application(xxxx.ksh) but I am not able to see it when I am using SET command

I am writing some variables which I have to set


export P4USER="AbcdeF"

but when I am running my file xxxx.ksh and echoing the variable then I am able to see the output of the variable but not able to see it as exported when using set commond

# echo $SHELL


So Can anyone tell me what is the problem and how can I salve it

Thanks in Advance...

Last edited by smartgupta; 09-29-2008 at 05:05 AM.
Old 09-29-2008, 03:30 PM   #2
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do you assign and export the vaiables within your shell script? In this case they don't appear in your environment, when the script is finished. The script runs in his own subshell and an export never changes the environment of the parent process.

A way to make the variables known in your shell is to source the script:
. /path/to/my/script
# or
source /path/to/my/script
If you source a script, it is executed in the current shell. But attention: Don't finish the script with an exit, this will also finish your current shell.

Old 09-29-2008, 04:11 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by smartgupta View Post
So Can anyone tell me what is the problem and how can I salve it
Please clearly describe a complete and detailed sequence of commands that doesn't give the result you expect.


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