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Old 07-10-2006, 09:44 AM   #1
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Accessing environment variables in startup scripts

Hi All,

Can somebody tell how the value of an environment variable can made available in startup script in Linux?

I have added JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/j2sdk1.4.2_10 in /etc/profile and a shell script testEnv in /etc/init.d/.

The script testEnv looks like this:

#! /bin/sh

When I run script with command
# /etc/init.d/testEnv
it displays the values of JAVA_HOME which was set in /etc/profile.

But when the command
# service testEnv
is run it does not display any thing.

Can somebody tell why it doesn’t displays anything OR
Where should we define JAVA_HOME so that it should be visible to startup scripts OR
How the script should be modified so that it displays the value of JAVA_HOME set in /etc/profile or somewhere, when script executed at boot level ?

Sanjeev Kumar.
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