Environment variables are system-wide variables which share the same value. These variables are often parsed by the shell when executing commands, and are expanded into their appropriate variable. For example, this allows users to move file locations without needing to update hard-coded paths in ...

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Windows - How to use user defined environment variables in system path

As the question states, I have some variables defined in my user environment in windows 8.1. Now I want to have something like this as a path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\iCLS ...
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How to recover from PATH being truncated to 1028 characters by SETX

I received an error on Windows 8 after trying to use SETX to add JAVA.exe to the Windows PATH variable: WARNING: The data being saved is truncated to 1024 characters. After a reboot, I notice that ...
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What file does OSX Mavericks look at to setup environmental variables for terminal

I changed something on my Mac and when I start terminal by simply clicking on the icon, none of the PATH variables are loaded to tell terminal where basic (or any commands) are. I have edited the ...
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cannot set JAVA_HOME

I'm running Linux Mint Quiana. I want to run Android Studio and this requires me Java. Since i needed NetBeans i decided to install NetBeans with Java 8 bundle from oracle's website. I tried for days ...
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CentOS. Set environment variable permanently

I used a following commmand in SSH terminal on my server: export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/lib:/usr/lib:/usr/local/lib and it works fine: my program finds all libraries at this point (if I launch it from my ...
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Dynamically find Chrome on end-user's Windows machine

So, I have searched everywhere I can think of for this, and can't figure it out. I'm hoping the answer is very simple. Here is the situation: I am creating a shortcut link for an end-user. We will ...
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Unix environment variables for Unix-derived apps in Windows

My problem is that cross-platform apps initially written for Unix/GNU+Linux trash my Windows filesystem by placing files wherever they can. In most cases this can be solved by setting environment ...
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php is not recognized as an internal or external command although it is available in commandline

this is somewhat of a tricky question when it comes to "where should I place it?", but I assume a general problem behind it, which is why I am putting it on superUser. I have a Doctrine script which ...
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Assigning a Windows environment variable to a batch variable?

I can't seem to assign an environment variable to another one inside a batch script. For example, this will work: set varA=C:\this\is\a\directory and I can happily use find /I "MyString" %varA% ...
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CMD doesn't update environment variables even when restarting the OS

I've been setup my variables for my development environment using the Windows cmd, but it works well only the first time I set them with the System>Advanced>Env Vars dialog. I just restart cmd and it ...
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Display variable for headless machine to avoid display errors

I'm running some Python programs on a compute cluster. A package I'm using is still in development and isn't very friendly for real work environments...such as the use of: import matplotlib.pyplot ...
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Export windows Environment variables to a file. [duplicate]

Can we write a batch file to export all or some environment variables to a file in windos 7?
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What's the Ideal Way to Swap Entries in the $PATH environment variable?

In Linux and/or Mac OSX, what is the best way to automate moving an entry in the $PATH environment variable to the front of the value like this: /foo/bar:/one/two/three:/opt/local/bin:/home/user/bin ...
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How does a process change the environment variable of its parent process?

Take cd as an example. Also, it is cd that reminds me of this question. When we input "cd" and press enter on a terminal, a cd child process of the terminal starts and in my mind all things about cd ...
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How to access Java JARs through CLASSPATH environment variable on Windows 7

I know there is this article on JAR files on Linux but the solution involves some Linux specific commands I don't know, and ultimately I'd like to understand if I can access my JAR (and JARs it ...
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alternatives to insecure sudo?

How do I protect my environment from sudo erasing half of it? It seems I can protect variables, but functions that the variables (like the prompt, for example) rely on are undefined. This means that ...
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Is it possible to set environment variables in a DE-agnostic manner in X11?

For an example, to set environment variables in Xfce4, I would copy /etc/xdg/xfce4/ to .config/xfce4/xinitrc and add export BLAHBLAH="xyz" in there, but that won't work on Gnome, or KDE, or LXDM, or ...
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Inno Setup ChangeEnvironment not working

I am using InnoSetup to create an installer but the Environment is not refreshed after the installation. The user has to restart the computer in order for the Environmental Variable to be refreshed. ...
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Choosing between .bashrc, .profile, .bash_profile, etc [duplicate]

This is embarrassing, but after many years of using POSIX systems full time, I still have a hard time figuring out if a shell customization should go in .bashrc, .profile, or somewhere else. Not to ...
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path setting appears twice in env output

After an OS version upgrade I have the following strange problem: % port MacPorts 2.3.1 ... % sudo -i # port MacPorts 2.3.1 % sudo port sudo: port: command not found Furthermore, if I do it all ...
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Accidently deleted PATH environment variable - how do I get it back? [duplicate]

I had to add the JDK path in the system variables which is under environment variables, but by mistake I deleted the default path which was present in the Path and pasted the JDK path. So how do I ...
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Batch script to take the output of a command and create a variable out of it?

For example, I want to search for a file where /r C:\ "myfile.txt" and then make the output of that command which would be the file path to "myfile.txt" a variable I choose, So then the path to ...
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How to determine whether a folder in %PATH% is required in Windows 7

How can I determine whether a particular folder in the PATH environment variable is used by the system? Recently, some software that relied on the system PATH stopped working b/c another package ...
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Why does 'export foo=1' not get read when I use ssh?

I'm trying to set a remote environment variable explicitly in an ssh command: ssh worker-2 "export OPENBLAS_NUM_THREADS=1; echo $OPENBLAS_NUM_THREADS" Strangely, this prints just a blank line, but ...
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enviroment variable %PROGRAMFILES% with 2 executions

I want to install a program with a batch-file to the Program Files folder. Afterwards I want to copy a folder to the same folder. Here is an example: SET SCRIPT_LOCATION=%~dp0 SET ...
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crontab and binaries in /usr/local/bin

I am working in Redhat and have few programs located in folder /usr/local/bin I would like to call from crontab for root user. I thought that by putting binaries in that folder would be sufficient to ...
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Broken sudo commands

How to repair sudo to use standard commands? I cannot use any command with sudo.
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Task Scheduler program writes to literal folder named %LOCALAPPDATA%

I have a .NET executable (that I created) which uses Microsoft's Active Directory Service Interfaces (via System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement) to do LDAP queries. Internally to ADSI, it ...
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Two environment variables with the same name

I tried adding an 'Environment variable' with the name "PATH" but I found another entry with the same name. can I change the old one to a different name? I tried openning "GPAC" folder, but didn't ...
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Setting environmental variables for apache user www-data

I want to set the environmental variable GNUPGHOME=/path/to/home for the apache user www-data. I tried setting GNUPGHOME inside /etc/profile with if [ "`id -u`" -eq 33 ]; then export ...
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Using /usr/bin/env to change directory [closed]

I want to automatically execute commands with the prefix /usr/bin/env $/usr/bin/env composer install (this runs OK) $/usr/bin/env cd public (failed ---> /usr/bin/env: cd: No such file or ...
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Using Environment Variables in an AD Profile Path

When I set a profile in an AD object, I need to use a predefined environment variable, %BUILDID%. So the path would be \SVR-STAFF\Profiles$\%BUILDID%\Administrator.v2 ... But the path doesn't work. ...
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How to set R environment variables on Linux

I call a r script from PHP and it works well. I just call it using this function shell_exec("Rscript play.r"); To do that I had to make setting in environment variables in Windows to the R ...
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Windows 8 'setx' is not recognized as an internal or external command

I'm trying to edit an environment variable, but i'm getting an error that 'setx' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. I can use the set command, but ...
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How to remove path from PATH variable in fish

I am using fish as my shell in Debian and recently (after some upgrade) whenever I try to use command completion I have: set: No such file or directory set: Could not add component ...
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Win7 loses PATH from user profile

Recently, a very weird thing started to happen that has not happened before: Suddenly, from out of nothing Windows 7 & "forgets" the part from PATH from the user profile. As can be seen on the ...
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I don't see 'path' under environment vaariables

I am trying to set path for Python but I have no 'path' under environment variables. Below is a link for the original issue as well a screen shot. How can I fix this?
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Windows: Execute program as admin with current environment and with elevation [duplicate]

This question is different from Run as administrator from command line on Windows 8 and I wrote why: I want to run a program a) as a different user b) get elevated privileges (which is additionally ...
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'MSIEXEC' is not recognized as an internal or external command

The system programs are not working on my WIN7 64bit system (CMD, PING, MSIEXEC, IPCONFIG, etc). Steps I've taken: %SystemRoot%\System32; is listed in the Environment Variable Path. At command ...
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Is it possible to set my PATH variable in a desktop entry?

I've created a bin directory in $HOME with shell scripts that are each set up to load a Firefox profile; this way I can use a simple command like e.g. facebook to open a Firefox profile reserved for ...
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How do I unset “!::” environmental variable in bash?

I have a build script that is failing because it tries to unset an environmental variable called !::. That fails: $ unset -v '!::' sh: unset: `!::': not a valid identifier How do I unset that ...
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exporting bash paths with same variable name

I'm looking at my bash profile and not really understanding what I see. I think I see a variable (PATH) being redeclared - though this can't be true as all my programs seem to work. Can you help me by ...
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Problems installing postgresql-9.3.4-4-windows-64 on windows 7

I am trying to install postgresql-9.3.4-4-windows-64 on Windows 7 x64 and keep getting the error message: Error. There has been an error. Unable to write inside TEMP environment variable path. ...
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Issue with environment variable

Please help me running below command from user2 account. I cannot figure out what's the issue with this. [user2@localhost bin]# sudo -u user1 /opt/Tomcat/bin/shutdown.sh Neither the JAVA_HOME nor the ...
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Java version not recognized when JAVA_HOME defined for a particular USERACCOUNT

I have been struck with problem on my development box. I have JRE6 on my system and NO ADMIN RIGHTS. Used this command to add user variables rundll32 sysdm.cpl,EditEnvironmentVariables I have ...
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How do I make a batch file be able to run on other computers

When I create a batch file on my computer to execute start c:\Users\________\Whatever\..., it works on my machine. How can I get it to work on someone else's machine, since their username isn't my ...
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How do I reset my PYTHONPATH?

Somehow my PYTHONPATH environment variable got emptied, and now I can't import some downloaded modules. I've tried running the following command to reinstall all Python packages, but it didn't set ...
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Weblogic 12 and the CLI

I am working with WebLogic on Fedora 19 and am attempting to use the CLI tools to no avail. It appears these were deprecated as far back as WebLogic 9 however I was assured they are still there and ...
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Idiomatic way to read .env variables in Ansible?

I'm provisioning a Vagrant box with Ansible, and using Benno Joy's MySQL role to setup MySQL (including creating a database and users.) The database name and credentials are stored in a .env file in ...
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Recover environment variables windows 8 with out system restore?

I nuked my path variable on a Windows 8 machine accidentally. I then copied the 'basics' from another Windows 8 machine, set up systemroot, and all my user variables such as java_home, etc. This is ...