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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How to echo string of another string shell variable

We would like to echo the value of a shell variable which has another variable string in its variable name. eg: we want the following output var1=1 var2=2 We tried several various forms similar to ...
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Do I need SQL Server paths in my PATH environment variable for it to work?

SQL Server adds things to my PATH environment variable, and over time that bloat makes me hit the 2048-char limit in Windows 7. Do I really need them there for SQL Server to run? This is on a ...
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Run a function from bashrc, but modify exported variable

I am trying to run a function from my bashrc that refreshes every minute and externalizes a variable. It looks like this: export CFN = '' _some_fn { export CFN = 'test' sleep 60 _some_fn ...
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Can't change system variables from config files on MariaDB/MySQL on Linux

I want to change two system variables on my MySQL testing server, namely collation_server and collation_database from latin1_swedish_ci to utf8_general_ci, because its annoying that everytime I create ...
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Windows 7 CLI not recognizing commands without specifying extension

I've apparently gone and mucked up my system in a strange way. Windows 7's cmd prompt is no longer recognizing any executable or batch files unless I explicitly type their extension. ...
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All the Environment variables have been deleted in my Win7 64bit [duplicate]

I have overwritten all the paths in environment variables. . How can i restore those variables back.
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Cannot resolve %windir% / Cannot modify %path% or %path% being reset on boot

See Updates 3 and 4 below for how the issue has evolved My computer (Windows 7 x64, Lenovo Thinkpad T530) is having an issue resolving %windir%. After boot-up, everything works fine. At some ...
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Cronjob: Iterate through files

I want to iterate through a list of bash scripts with a cron-job. I.e. every two hours I want to start another bash script. My idea was to set a new environment variable, each time the cronjob script ...
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batch current directory when starting as administrator

Background: I like to have my computer clean. Especially I don't like programs and services starting with my windows, but I still want to use all my programs without having to manually start ...
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how do I add global Environment Variables in Gentoo?

I know they get read from /etc/env.d/ but I tried adding in my own file in there (00example) with a single env variable but they aren't picked up after either env-update. How does a user declare them ...
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Weird behaviour while editing “Environment Variables”

If you take a look at the following screenshot, you see 2 very similar "Environment Variables" menus. The one the left was accessed by: Computer->Properties->Advanced System ...
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Setting environment variables and appending to system-wide %PATH% with a Windows batch file

I'm trying to set three environment variables and append them to the machine path. Right now my code is like this: setx CATALINA_HOME "C:\Program Files (x86)\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 7" /m ...
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Why is my IP address appearing in the email header even though I am using a proxy server?

When I visited a proxy-check site accessing through a proxy server, I found that my true IP didn’t appear. But in the header of the mail that I sent—using Thunderbird—accessing through the same ...
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Setting the variable $USERNAME has no effect

Setting the variable USERNAME has no effect. Accessing the variable always returns the current logged in user. james@localhost:~$ USERNAME=foo james@localhost:~$ echo $USERNAME james I could not ...
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How to set truly global environment variable?

I am working on a Mac and I tried setting them in /etc/launchd.conf and tried running a Java program from shell and the same program from Eclipse. I get two different outputs for System.getenv() in ...
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Is it possible to have the PATH environment variable update without logging off?

In Windows 8.1, if I change the Environment Variable for PATH under either System or User and open a command prompt and execute path, whatever I appended to PATH is not shown unless I sign out of my ...
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What are PATH and other environment variables, and how can I set or use them?

Questions about setting environment variables the PATH are very common here, and in most cases the answers are very similar to each other. In the future it would be nice to have a good Q/A for ...
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TEMP environment variable occasionally set incorrectly

Occasionally, I find my TEMP and TMP environment variables set to C:\Windows\TEMP. They should be set to %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Temp, and are configured correctly in System Properties. This ...
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Using Environment variable in registry for command

I'm making a program which requires arguments from context menu (click a file and invoke my program with the file name as parameter). I'm trying to add a registry key to ...\shell\myThing\command. ...
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zsh: automatically set environment variables for a directory

Let's say I have a project in: ~/working_dir Whenever I run commands from this directory, I need to have certain environment variables set. So I can export them like so: export VAR=value ...
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What is the path environment variable? [duplicate]

I just started with using the (Windows) command line tool for working with npm. And I end up quite often on StackOverflow when I'm stuck with some error and the solution is often to add [something] to ...
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How can I refresh my PATH variable from the registry, without a reboot, logoff, or restarting explorer?

I've made some changes to the %PATH% variable in the registry. Now, I'd like to see those changes applied without having to go so far as a logoff, reboot, or reload of Explorer. Is there a way this ...
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How can I set up an environment variable to work with TCC?

I am trying to set up TCC on Windows 7, but I can't seem to make it work dynamically from cmd To be able to invoke the compiler from everywhere on your computer by just typing "tcc", please add the ...
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Setting proxy via http_proxy on Mac

I am using an HTTP proxy on MacOS 10.7 (which works for Safari.app, when set in the system preferences). I'm now trying to set the proxy for command-line applications using the $http_proxy environment ...
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Unable to open display to specific user in Red Hat 6.4

I am trying to install Oracle database 11g in my Red Hat 6.4 and the installer aborts with a warning followed by an error message: Warning ">>> Could not execute auto check for display ...
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Change environment variables as standard user (Windows 7)

When clicking on "Advanced system settings", I need to login as the administrator and hence only edit the administrators environment variables (in addition to the machine wide ones). How do I edit the ...
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What is the scope of “exported” in Unix shell variables?

I have set some environment variables in the following way: MY_VAR='helloworld' export MY_VAR Then I have switched to another user via su SOME_OTHER_USER I echo the MY_VAR variable.. and I see ...
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When running a program as a Windows 7 service, where does the HOMEPATH variable map to?

I have a program that's being run as a Windows 7 service. In the program, the HOMEPATH environment variable is being used to set the location of a file. Normally, when the program is simply ran at a ...
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Is it possible to substring an environment variable in a windows 7 shortcut? [duplicate]

If I have an environment variable in Windows such as %username% if there any way I can substring that? I'd like to substring it down to the first 8 characters.
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Why is the directory Windows/Temp used instead of the Local user Temp when using %TEMP%

After installing my system in a new season of work, you must create a mechanism to actualize the same. This mechanism of this command line: schtasks /CREATE /SC onstart /DELAY 0015: 00 /TN "AppName ...
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How to extract environment variables from system restore point, Windows 7 64-bit

Recently a (badly written) piece of software erased my PATH variable. I've been installing software for years and recovering every single entry would be cumbersome. An even more cumbersome solution ...
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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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Append to System PATH variable without including the User's PATH variable

Imagine the following environment variables: System PATH = C:\Windows Bob's User PATH = C:\Users\Bob In a command prompt the PATH command returns C:\Windows;C:\Users\Bob After running setx /m PATH ...
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How do you create system variables via batch file for Windows 7?

How can I create a batch file which creates a new system variable? (You know, in advanced system settings > environment variables > System Variables). I want to create a new variable named ...
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Cannot resolve %windir% on Win 7 64-bit

I'm having a problem with my laptop, it can't resolve the %windir% environment variable. I checked on the net and find that the PATH variable must be under 2024 characters length. Mine is 3145. ...
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Permanently remove an environment variable

While installing Android Studio, it installed Jayatana as a dependency. Now when I ran java, it showed me a message as: Picked up JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS: -javaagent:/usr/share/java/jayatanaag.jar I ...
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Reuse of environment variables in Path

Is it possible to reuse environment variables in the Path environment variable from PowerShell? There are some environment variables like %SystemRoot% defined and are used in Path variable ...
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Unknown path in my environment variables

I have a path in my Windows 8 Environment variables .bin;does this make any sense? Is it most likely a typo or typeover? I was having some issues with Chocolatey working in my Console2 and when I ...
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Is the Windows 8 path variable supposed to be this long?

I have Windows 8 and my Path variable seems like it's way longer than it's supposed to be (I'm just starting to figure environment variables and stuff out, and trying to change my Path so that I can ...
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Strange PATH issue in Windows 7 - goes null after being set

I have some sort of a problem with the PATH system variable. Since I use a lot of cmd apps and scripts I've added a lot to it. But the string's length is not the issue. I've worked around this ...
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Starting a chroot and drop into nonprivileged user home

I need to (temporarily) jail a non-privileged user. I tried something like: sudo chroot --userspec=mcon:users /wherever/chroottarget /bin/bash -i This almost works, but it doesn't set env vars ...
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Can the %PATH% be recovered without any Restore Points?

I just found out that my PATH system variable in Windows is nearly empty (it has only the path to the ExtFS tool - I installed that one recently , and I'm guessing it overwrote the Path instead of ...
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Are there rules to Windows 7 Environment variable names?

On my Windows 7 computer, I created some custom user environment variables (right-click computer > properties > "Advanced system settings" > "Environment Variables..." > "New..." for "User variables ...
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How do I set $LESS invocation options in a lesskey file?

I'm trying to use less's lesskey-file support, as described in the manpage: KEY BINDINGS You may define your own less commands by using the program lesskey (1) to create a lesskey file. This ...
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cwrsync on Windows 7 and setting PATH variable

The rsync command rsync.exe -av -riz -e "ssh -p 2222 -i d:/vagrants/rails-dev-box/.vagrant/machines/default/virtualbox/private_key" --delete --delete-excluded --exclude ".git" --exclude "cwrsync.*" ...
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User vs. System Environment Variables: Do System Variables Override User Variables?

I have elevated rights to my laptop but not admin rights. Admin rights are required to modify system environment variables. I expected that if I created a user environment variable with the same name ...
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How to start terminal in which bash is running with adjusted environment variables?

I'm using Xubuntu with XFCE. I would like to write a bash script which opens a new tab in the xfce4-terminal. In this tab, the bash should be running with an altered PATH environment variable. ...
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Why can't I use %USERPROFILE% in %PATH%?

On my Windows 7 machine, using the System Properties > Environment Variables tool, I try to add %USERPROFILE%\Bin to the system variable PATH. For some reason, that doesn't work, even though ...
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How to use environmental variable in explorer for quick folder access?

I am a user of Windows 8. I frequently create and save document files to a folder with long path. Therefore I tried to create a environment variable for that folder MyFolder, to get fast access. ...
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The Voodoo XP error you cant fix . RDP / MSTSC.exe - cannot find <LANG_NAME>\mstsc.exe.MUI

I keep getting the error cannot file C:\Windows\System32\<LANG_NAME>\mstsc.exe.MUI I do have this path C:\Windows\System32\US_en and this one too C:\Windows\System32\en and I made ...