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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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 to recover from PATH being truncated to 1024 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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DISPLAY environment variable is always 0

I have two monitors attached to the same desktop computer. However, when I do echo $DISPLAY, it prints :0.0 on both screens. Shouldn't echo $DIPLAY print :0.1 from one of the screens?
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How can I figure out what's stepping on my PATH variable?

In a nutshell: my PATH environment variable is sometimes only available from an elevated session, other times it's fine; how can I find out what's corrupting it for non-admin sessions and prevent it ...
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Cant physically type in variable value text box when editing PATH environment variable

I am quite lost with this and hope someone faces similar problem and fixed it. But it's as simple as not being able to type in the provided text box for changing variables values in the PATH. I can ...
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Apache2 SetEnv For Multiple VirtualHosts

I am looking to use a single declaration of a SetEnv var in my apache2.conf file & have that variable used by all the virtualhosts I currently have virtualhost-specific vars set up, but would ...
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My path keeps getting truncated and I have to restart explorer.exe to fix it

I have a mysterious problem on my machine. Periodically I find that my path on Windows 7 machine gets set to %SystemRoot%\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Chocolatey\bin;C:\GnuWin\bin;C:\...
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How can I pass environment variable in nginx conf?

I have nginx conf as location /static/ { alias $HOME/code/python/vlists/vlists/static/; # if asset versioning is used if ($query_string) { expires max; ...
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Is there a way to expand environment variables in *.ini files?

I have to work with an ini file, but I need a value set in the file to be based on an environment variable. For example, ... [program] dir=%SystemDrive%\SomeFolder\ ... In this case, ...
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libXtst.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

UPDATE: after qsub many times I noticed that when the hostname is opt### it appears to work, but for other nodes in which the hostname is of different topology int###, it does not. I've discussed ...
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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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Windows command prompt default directory randomly changing

What happens is when I'm on my windows and open a command prompt, I sometimes don't get the right default directory. Sometimes command prompt opens with "H:\", sometimes it's "c:\windows\System32" and ...
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make environment variable available inside cmd script in windows

I am running a script like below, but the environment variable path does not contain C:\tmp inside script.cmd, how to make it available? Os is windows. cmd.exe /c "set path=%path%;C:\tmp && ...
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Some “expandable” variables not expand

Rapid Environmet Editor proposes an option to edit "expandable" environment variables. Apparently, this is the feature of Windows. Unfortunately, some of variables not expand. I made a group of ...
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How to add Visual Studio code to path variable?

My path variable had corrupted which I have fixed now. But during the process, I lost some of the original entries in the path variable. I specifically want to add entries for visual studio code and ...
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OSX seems to be ignoring any DYLD_* environment variables

I'm attempting to use a 3rd party SDK which is primarily written in C++. Their recommended approach for running the compiled output (an ODBC driver) on OSX includes setting an environment variable ...
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Alternative ways of passing PS1 env variable into Ubuntu for SSH session

I know that there are twenty thousand answers, none of them worked as expected, I'm more surprised than you are, so please consider reading the story first. I'm trying to achieve what appears to be a ...
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How do I set the PATH variable for a service that's running as a non-login user?

I'm running a GitLab server on a Linux machine using Nginx as a Webserver. Several processes (started either manually as root with /etc/init.d/foo start or automatically as sub-processes) run as ...
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user path not merged with system path

On my Windows 7 machine, for some reason the user path is not merged with the system path variable when I start a new command prompt. I have seen other related questions answered by a reference to a ...
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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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Would a longer PATH environment variable slow down a system?

In Windows 7, will a long system PATH environment variable slow down the system in any noticeable/tangible way? My system PATH variable is 45-entries deep. I have an i7 930 @ 4.2GHz, but out of ...
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Nested environment variable does not expanded

I can't explain the below strange issue. I have two system variables: PYTHONHOME = D:\Tools\ISDC_Tools\Scripting\Python.2.7 PYTHONPATH = %PYTHONHOME%;%PYTHONHOME%\Lib After creating a new cmd ...
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PATH variable - System vs User - why is it dangerous to modify System PATH on Windows?

While installing MinGW, the users are warned about making changes to the System PATH variable: You should not alter the system path variable in any manner, or you will cause all sorts of problems ...
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ifs environment variable is not inherited

In Unix the IFS variable was often used to subvert system integrity. How it was fixed? The only answer I found is in wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internal_field_separator which says: "...
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What''s the “earliest” place one can set an environment variable during Linux boot process?

I know I can set a variable in a shell startup file, but the thing is, I am trying to set up a POSIX-compatible environment, and a POSIX shell does not parse any startup files other than the one ...
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What is the BLAB_MEM environment variable in Windows?

On my Windows Vista system I see an environment variable called BLAB_MEM, with the value "-Xms128M -Xmx512M". This variable name is shown under both the system and user variables. That value (-...
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List repositories from multiple projects in Trac using mod_python

Currently working on a customized webpage that shows the available projects I have in Trac (1.0.1). I am using mod_python to connect the trac interface. I found a standard page for this, but it didn't ...
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Path variable broken Windows 7?

I have been trying to compile and execute both Python 2.7 and Java programs on my Windows 7 computer. Both of these have been installed, and I am attempting to run my programs off of the command line. ...
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Windows: Monitor Access to Environment Variables?

Programs (on Windows) often expect certain environment variables to be set. However, the name of these environment variables is often not well documented. E.g.: Does Eclipse expect %MINGW_HOME% or %...
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Maintain select Windows environment variables in text file

I'm working on several Windows computers (mostly Win7) and like to carry my configuration around with me. That configuration is mostly development stuff, like: Where is the main Mercurial repo on my ...
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Creating a shortcut in launcher to run a terminal command with more than one parameter as argument

How do you create a shortcut in launcher that lets you run a terminal command using more than one variable? For example, how do you create a launcher shortcut that will prompt you for varA and varB ...
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OpenSSH won't resolve %temp% environment variable in commands and batch files

I installed OpenSSH on my Windows Server 2012 R2 system. So far everything works except for resolving the %temp% environment variable: In my PuTTy SSH client I can resolve %systemroot% but not %...
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Git installs to a network drive

I'm using Git at work (on Windows 8), but we have a variable in AD called 'HomeDrive', which is annoyingly set to a network drive. Git has decided to install the git bash and other utilities here, ...
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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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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 working....
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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SETX command missing in Windows10

In my Windows10 laptop, I notice that setx command missing. Get error message "setx is not recognized as an internal or external command" Any solutions to this issue? There are scripts which ...
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Can't create or see Windows 7 restore points anymore

Long story short, I was deleting some path variable in the Environment variable > system variable > path. I needed to clean up some path variables for my python. Have done something like this before, ...
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How to set environment variables for a Gnome Wayland session

It seems that a Gnome Wayland session ignores the file ~/.profile. At least it is not working for me under a Gdm / Gnome / wayland session with Arch Linux. So the question is, what is the proper ...
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subshell variables not getting exported to parent shell

As part of porting scripts from HP-UNIX to RedHat Linux, I'm trying to set up config files accordingly. There is a scenario where the .profiles sources oracle env with SID as option to it, that in ...
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Unable to load correct Python module

I am working on a cluster where I do not have sudo privileges and am trying to link to a custom installation of numpy for optimization reasons. I set up my PYTHONPATH in the following way: export ...
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SETX not working when run as service

I have a service which invokes a batch file which runs a Powershell script which calls SETX to update an environment variable. The environment variable gets changed, but the change apparently isn't ...