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Debian /etc/environment variables being overwritten/replaced by another process

I recently "had" to upgrade to Debian Jessie from a 7.6 Wheezy XFCE live install image i setup on my workstation. Pretty much everything is running smoothly with one very odd and quite frankly very ...
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Correct way of setting Ruby2.1 as the go-to application when it referenced to/called via shell?

I have installed Ruby 2.1 on my headless Debian server (7.4) by downloading the source from https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/downloads/ and then running the routine of ./configure make make install ...
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How to create a shortcut in the launcher with specific enironment variable?

I want to start emacs with LANG environment variable set to en_US.UTF-8, and I don't want to affect other programs. In terminal, it could be realized using LANG=en_US.UTF-8 emacs. Then I created a ...
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LANG and LANGUAGE environment variable in Debian based systems

It seems both the LANG and LANGUAGE environment variable are used by some programs to determine their user interface language. What are the exact semantics of these variables and where can I read ...
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Setting environment variables permanently under GNU-Linux systems

I was using the command export, but it looks that after some time the set variables disappears. What is the easiest way of setting an environment variable forever? Thanks
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Confused about setting environment variables

I've been trying to set some environment variables for hours and it does not work grml Here the setting: I use Debian 6 and there the terminal from the desktop. In this window, I type "su" to login ...
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Setting environment variables in Linux for all processes

I am using Ubuntu 9.1 (Karmic Koala) on my server. A simple matter of setting environment variables so that they are globally available across all processes is driving me crazy and I'd appreciate ...