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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Does Windows7(+) have the env or equivalent? (Env. variable for single run of application) [duplicate]

I'm looking for an opportunity to launch an application (eg, compilers) with specific environment variables . I want same functionality like env in Linux. env var=value application.exe I found ...
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Is there an environment variable for C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Temp in Windows 7?

Is there an environment variable that by default points to C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Temp in Windows 7? Or maybe C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\local\Temp for that matter? Also what are these ...
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Why does Software use it's own proxy settings?

Why does some software on Linux e.g. wget and apt-get/aptitude don't make use of the system variables for proxys? Is the difference between all the system too large to do that or is it just because ...
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sharedpreferences multiple activities Android Studio 2.1 [migrated]

With this below code i am assigning value to Mode_DataPath In Login Page sharedpreferences = getSharedPreferences(MyPREFERENCES, MODE_PRIVATE); editor = sharedpreferences.edit(); ...
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Is there a way to modify/set an environment variable for one session? (Windows 7)

I am looking for a way to temporarily change the user-specific PATH variable in Windows 7 in such a way that it resets when the user logs off. Preferably I would like to accomplish this in a batch ...
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What is the difference between DESKTOP_SESSION, XDG_SESSION_DESKTOP, and XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP?

I want to detect which desktop manager I am running, and I found out that there are three environment variables, DESKTOP_SESSION , XDG_SESSION_DESKTOP , and XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP which could help me do ...
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bash: illegal character in an environment variable

According to man bash, bash identifiers may consist: "only of alphanumeric characters and underscores", however, bash seems to have been tolerant to this up until shellshock patch. Actually, it still ...
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Using setx to append to user PATH

My attempt: setx PATH "%PATH%;%~dp0" How do I do this without everything in system PATH getting duplicated in user PATH?
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proper way to set IRCSERVER env environment variable?

the IRC BitchX guide says two conflicting things: earlier, when describe all the env vars: IRCSERVER - Server(s) separated by spaces to use, in the format irc.host.com:port[:password] Then ...
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Can rsync use a remote environment variable?

Say I want to use rsync to copy a remote folder to my local desktop: rsync -av remote:$REMOTEDATA $LOCALDATA But I want to access the $REMOTEDATA environment variable on the remote server, not the ...
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Pipe in Environment variable in fish shell doesn't execute the first command?

I want to set fish_greeting to date --rfc-2822 | cowsay -f tux | lolcat (don't judge me). When I run date --rfc-2822 | cowsay -f tux | lolcat interactively, I get the proper output (the date in a ...
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What is the name of the tool that allows one to manipulate environment variables?

For some bizarre reason our corporation has disabled access to modify our own environment variables, they've actually set every single modifiable group policy to disallow us from doing anything, ...
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Intel(R) Management Engine Components\DAL in envoirement variable

Here is my path variable C:\Users\hzhao\.dnx\runtimes\dnx-clr-win-x86.1.0.0-rc1-update2\bin; C:\Users\hzhao\.dnx\bin; C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live; C:\Program Files ...
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After adding vboxmanage to PATH, getting “ 'cmd' is not recognized as an internal or external command”

Am trying to add virtualbox exe's to the windows PATH. But after adding "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox" to the PATH env am getting the below error. And most of the usual commands are not ...
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Why does Windows have a limit on environment variables at all?

What the Technical Reasons for 1024 character limit After having used Linux for the past 3 years, so many Windows 7 Pro issues have been bothering me at my day job. The most inane are the filename ...
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Providing API Keys at Runtime for Chromium doesn't work

I installed Chromium for mac OS X. When I launched the browser, I got a message stating "Google api keys are missing". I followed the instructions on the "Chromium developers how-to". I have ...
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Path Environment Variable not working

Rephrased question I have an XP machine where I want to access an *.bat file from anywhere in my command prompt. As an example, let's say it's vcvarsall.bat from my Visual Studio 2010 directory. ...
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Pass variable to another pane

I'm working with tmux and I'd like to pass some information from one pane to another. For example in first pane i've got the folder by pwd command and instead of copypast to another pane I want to ...
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Git bash and cmd don't load my user account PATH variable

Start up a gitbash or a windows cmd session and run echo $PATH or echo %PATH% They both print the contents of the system PATH variable, but neither prints the contents of the PATH variable ...
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CMD not recognizing javac.exe

On my Windows 7 64 bits, I changed the JAVA_HOME variable to point on 64 bits JRE, and changed it again to point on 64 bits JDK. I did same operation a few times. Every time I do this change I close ...
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Windows environment variables. How do I change the name that I must type at command prompt to run a path target

I am using Windows 10 Pro, but I'm sure the process is the same as Windows Vista through 8.1 or it's similar enough for me to figure out the minor differences. I have two programs with the same exact ...
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Read lines from a file into command window and expand variables

Im trying to see if its possible to read lines from a file into the command window and then write them back out to a file. The tricky part is that anywhere in the file where there is text resembling ...
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PowerShell environment variable missing

I have the situation. One of PowerShell environment variable has been missing several times. I have to manually add it ($env:path +=';C:\Program Files\Docker Toolbox') and reboot my desktop. I am ...
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Source windows environment variables in MSYS

I have a setenv.cmd script which contains paths for the windows cmd prompt: set CURRENT_SCRIPT_DIR=%~dp0 set PATH=%PATH%;%CURRENT_SCRIPT_DIR%\bin But I'm using bash (via msys in the git for windows ...
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Evaluate each environment variable and set it back in ubuntu

I'm trying to write a shell script which reads all the environment variables, evaluate them for included env. variable with in them and re-export after evaluvation. Example - I've an environment ...
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Shortening Path variable

Currently, my path variable is way too long (as it seems to have been populated by different programs upon installation). I have pasted my path variable below, could you all please tell me if it is ...
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How do I read system environment variable in Windows 10 (without using admin right)

How to I read system environment variable in Windows 10 (without using admin right) my %JDK_HOME% = C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_77 when i use command line echo %JDK_HOME% it will show %JDK_HOME% ...
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Path not being completely set in Windows 10

When I open a new cmd and print the path it is not match what is in the System > Advanced system settings > Environment Variables... I have two directories from my User variables and a bunch from my ...
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Sudo user is not able to export path of ant

Sudo user is not able to export path of ant. I am trying to execute shell script setpath.sh which exports path for ant. After executing the script when I am executing ant command then getting ant ...
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How to make an Environment Variable available to Systemd Services

I have a script in /etc/profile.d/setenv.sh which sets the value for JAVA_HOME so that $JAVA_HOME will be available system-wide: # echo "export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.8.0_74" > ...
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Cygwin command to set user path when logging in ssh

I've setup a sshd as a service on windows 7 with cygwin, choosing to create cyg_server to run it. Now I can login to my machine via SSH with my normal username, everything works, except what depends ...
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Replace shortcut path during creation (Windows)

I would like all new shortcut links created using the right-click option in windows explorer to replace the absolute path with a system variable. The motivation is to have synchronized shortcuts work ...
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How to remove environment variable

I am use Windows 10 pro. I try to run other Tomcat instance, but I cannot control config (%CATALINA_HOME%). This is systempropertiesadvanced (hasn't CATALINA_HOME variable): I try to echo by cmd ...
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When does %PATH% get expanded?

Ok so I'm pretty sure this question has been answered somewhere already, I'm just not able to find it within 30minutes. I have set some custom variables (system-wide) and added them to my system ...
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how to save URL passed variable for page reloads [duplicate]

i am developing a blog website first time, the problem is here: i am displaying a 150 characters of all post on single page, and when user clicks on a particular post of his interest that post gets ...
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How to set user environment HTTP_PROXY variable depending on network attached?

I spend about half my time behind a corporate firewall with a restrictive proxy, and the other half on open outbound connections. When I am on the corporate network and use CLI tools through cygwin ...
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CMD doesn't update environment variables

When I edit the system environment variable PATH (or any other, I imagine) through Control Panel\System and Security\System > Advanced system settings, it doesn't update in CMD, even after ...
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How do you set environment variables for a single command on Windows?

Is there a way to set environment variables for a single command on Windows like ENVVAR=abc command on Unix? Variables set by set command on Windows seem to remain for the following commands, but ...
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Display the environmental variables seen by desktop applications

How can I know what environmental variables will be set when a desktop application (not bash or other command line shells) launches? Is there a utility tool?
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pass du (disk usage) result to a numeric variable

In a shell script, I'm looking for a way to pass the du (disk usage) result to a numeric variable, so that I cantie the execution of a shell script to the size of a specific folder. I've tried ...
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Environment Variable VS Registry [duplicate]

I'm confused about the usage of Environment Variables vs Registry. Is there best pratices on what to store where? For exemple, why have a PATH variable if I can read it from the registry? Thanks
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How do I monitor changes made to environment variables ?

I have an environment variable whose value didn't match the one set by /etc/environment, even after reboot. I eventually found the auto-executed .sh script changing it, but that incident got me ...
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using conditionals in environment modules

I am on a CentOS 6.6 system and I am trying to create some environmental modules. I have a package, HTSeq-0.6.1 that uses python and I wanted to have a conditional that checks the current version of ...
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Certain Variables won't expand in Windows System Environment Variables PATH [duplicate]

For some reason there are certain Environment Variables that won't expand when used in the "PATH" variable in the System Variables. For example, %SystemRoot% works just fine while %WinDir% doesn't. ...
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Why are my TMUX session options (set-option blah) always being applied globally?

Terse How can I set a different status-bg color in two different TMUX sessions? Why are environment variables acting unexpectedly in .tmux.conf? Verbose Different colors for the status bar I have ...
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CUDA program ignores CUDA_VISIBLE_DEVICES variable?

I'm using CUDA 7.5 on a machine with Ubuntu Server 14.04 and 3 GPUs: 2x Tesla K20C and 1x GeForce GT 630. I've tried to set the CUDA_VISIBLE_DEVICES to the according IDs so that the code only runs on ...
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Setting environment variables in cmd has no effect

I'm trying to set up paths to VS tools to run them in command line, as per https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/x4d2c09s.aspx I run vcvarsall x64 from elevated command prompt and check the ...
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Mailman 3 - editing the welcome.txt via the rest API

Thanks for reading my post. I will explain my situation and then at the bottom explain what my question is regarding my situation. There is a .txt file configured in mailman to send out to users as ...
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windows PATH variable ignore version number

Since forever I have hardcoded environment path variables on windows, or used some script to find a path to an executable with a regex. Is there a mechanism for adding a location to the PATH ...
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NPM Windows doesn't execute program under the User Variable path [duplicate]

So I have npm and installed gulp globally. gulp.cmd is available under %Appdata%/npm and it had added the NODE_PATH user variable. When I type in gulp in my command prompt, it returns 'gulp' is not ...