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Old 07-10-2012, 05:34 AM   #1
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Setting persistent environment variables for root user

To create persistent environment variables, I add the script file to /etc/profile.d directory, for example:
# my script
export MY_VAR=var_value
This works properly for current user:
alex@alex-64:~$ echo $MY_VAR
Now I need the same environment variables for the root user, but /etc/profile.d script doesn't work for root:
alex@alex-64:~$ echo $MY_VAR
alex@alex-64:~$ sudo su
root@alex-64:/home/alex# echo $MY_VAR

How can I set the same variables for the root?
Old 07-10-2012, 05:43 AM   #2
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when you issue "su", you take on root privileges, but you keep your user environment. Use "su -" to have the root environment.

Also, I'm not sure when that script runs---for sure at boot time, but when loggin in??
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