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Old 04-05-2007, 02:38 PM   #1
Registered: Dec 2003
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Global (shell) environment variable question

This has to be simple.

I have maven installed on my machine. I have users that ssh into it to run their builds.

If I login and type 'mvn -version', I get file not found. I have to manually export:

export JAVA_HOME=/usr
export PATH=/usr/local/maven-2.0.5/bin:$PATH

for it to run. This works until I log out. I know I can set it in my own .bashrc file, but I want these variables to be set for anyone that logs in via the shell, regardless.

How do I set these environment variables so that they don't disappear every time someone logs out?

Old 04-05-2007, 03:18 PM   #2
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I believe what you want is /etc/bash.bashrc



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