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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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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How can I modify my KDE environment without restarting?

I am running KDE 4.10. I have added an environment variable to my .profile, however this variable will obviously not be visible to programs that I start via the KDE GUI (as opposed to a shell with the ...
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Stop Windows %tmp% environment variable using short file name

I have a C++ application that is using the %tmp% variable (from the GetTempPath() function). Unfortunately there is a bug where it can't handle the tidle that may appear in the user's local temp ...
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Powershell systemroot in $env:path different when AC elevated

I have a strange behavior with the environment variables at my Windows XP SP3. When I logon as Administrator, the %SystemRoot% strings in PATH are substituted to C:\WINDOWS, the value of the variable ...
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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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Environment variable's address is changing?

Don't ask why I am not posting this at Stack. So I have this small C program. It returns the address of the environment variable specified in argv[1]. #include <stdio.h> #include ...
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Echo string in tcsh with special characters escaped

Is it possible to echo out a string in tcsh such that it is fully escaped, as tcsh would understand? In the same way as printf %q works in bash: % # Create a variable containing a tab character % ...
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Git, Powershell, %HOME% and multiple repos

I'm going to start off by saying that I'm not particularly good with either git or Windows. However, I've been successfully using msysgit on Windows 7 for a while now, keeping track of a number of ...
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Redirect/Pipe output and set environment variable

Basically, I have a file whose lines I want to color with different colors if it matches 1 of 2 regular expressions with grep. If regexp1 is matched, then use one color; if regexp2 is matched, use ...
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APPDATA and LOCALAPPDATA environment variables are not set on a profile in Windows 7 Pro 32bit

I am having problem with a user account on a Windows 7 machine (local install, admin user account) APPDATA and LOCALAPPDATA environment are not set. Another user on the same machine, (also a local ...
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/etc/environment and cron

I've got two machines: Fedora and CentOS. And a cronjob 0-59 * * * * env > /home/me/env.log On CentOS I can see that /etc/environment is affecting the output while on Fedora it does not. I want ...
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User scope environment variable: PATH append string value to existing value

I want to know, how to to append value to existing PATH variable (user scope): SETX PATH "%PATH%;D:\Myfolder\Test\" The above script takes system path variable data using %PATH% and append my ...
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How can I run correct version of compiler when using elevated command prompt

I have two versions of the Typescript compiler (tsc.exe) on my system (1.0 and 1.5) and I cannot remove the earlier one because it is installed with Visual Studio 2013. They are located at: ...
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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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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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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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Installing Cygwin with MinGW in windows

I wanted to install Cygwin in the C:\Cygwin (which is shown by default during installation). I have the C:\MinGW installed in that directory too(I mean C:\) Will this cause any problem when I install ...
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Add the path of a program to environment variables and have it as Command Line commands

I use gpj tool to communicate with my smart card reader. It works fine. For example when I want to list the applets that reside on my card I use parameter -list and I have the below out put : E:\RCII ...
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Environment variables and commands lost after Windows 8.1 upgrade

No sooner did I upgrade to windows 8.1 from windows 8, I found that I was unable to run commands from commandline like python, pip, cat,ls etc which are installed in the system when windows 8 existed. ...
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env command shows 3 times same path

When i run env it shows 3 times /usr/bin under PATH . Same for every path under PATH title. For example - my scala bin directory shows 3 times . However, in my .bash_profile, it is written just one ...
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Centos server change environment PWD

I've a Centos Linux 6.5 server. If in the root (/home/wwwuser/) of this server I execute phpinfo.php, I notice that under "environment" PWD is set to /home/wwwuser/test/. I tried to rename that folder ...
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Change enviroment variables in Windows using tools

I am starting to learn how to use modules (http://modules.sourceforge.net/) on a hpc server and I like this very clean solution. Is there any tool like modules for Windows OS? I am interested in ...
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Batch conditions and variable

I have a question about variable and batch windows. The main goal is : I have files in directory (pattern 0? with ? a number between 0 and 9). First I create a %%nf.bat (filename of each files) ...
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Windows path and semicolon

In Windows 8.1 I have an environment variable LATEX equal to C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\x64 and the path variable set to %JAVA_HOME%\bin;%ANT_HOME%\bin;%LATEX% The problem is ...
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Why does system PATH seem to be cleared?

I have this strange situation at work where me and some other guys regularly have problems with our system PATH environment variable. Whenever that happens, we have problems like shortcuts that stop ...
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ERROR: Invalid syntax. Default option is not allowed more than '2' time(s). Type “SETX /?” for usage

I am trying to set my environment variable for my system using setx PATH="%PATH%;c:\PROGRA~2\Vim\vim74;" command in cmd. I get ERROR: Invalid syntax. Default option is not allowed more than '2' ...
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How to tell whether machine is on AD Domain when running as SYSTEM

I have a batch script run as the SYSTEM user, and I need to find out whether the machine is on an AD Domain or not. I don't know, or need to know, the AD Domain name, just whether it's on any AD ...
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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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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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Broken sudo commands

How to repair sudo to use standard commands? I cannot use any command with sudo.
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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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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 this error message: Error. There has been an error. Unable to write inside TEMP environment variable ...
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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 ...
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setting https_proxy environment variable in a secure way

The following is the standard way suggested to set the environment variable for the https_proxy: export https_proxy=<username>:<password>@<proxy>:<port> But it clearly ...
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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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Ubuntu: `env -i bash --norc`, but include essential variables such as HOME, DISPLAY? (where are these set?)

Is there an easy way to isolate a session of bash so that only essential variables (HOME, USER, DISPLAY, etc.) are preserved? (essential in that many programs fail if HOME, DISPLAY, TERM, SHELL, etc. ...
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Driving me crazy. SETX /?

Rosalee is no longer a user, but her name remains %everywhere% I am thinking export registry and find/replace all Rosalee's or trying to use setx, but I cannot figure out the syntax for setx. ...
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Has anyone gone through relocating the %ProgramFiles% directory, and can comment on the process / pro/con's?

There are many questions on this SE subsite that ask if it is possible/how. I have commented on some of them that suggest changing the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ProgramFilesDir ...
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Using environment variables in windows registry

I have a game that normally saves everything to the same folder. I want to have a separate save folder for each windows 7 account. The game's save path is stored in the windows registry. It doesn't ...
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Why is Eclipse/m2e not using my computer's PATH when executing command line Maven tasks?

My project uses a Maven build system, and the Maven build includes a command line call to thrift to compile some files. In bash, mvn generate-sources successfully completes. But when I use m2e's Run ...
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Deleted Path environment variable, how to find the older Path?

I saw the other post like this and that, but i can't solve my problem, I opened regedit and find the previous version of folder USER <-screen, when i select/open it I can see the folder in the ...
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rvm cluttering up my environment vars

I was trying to see a list of my environment variables in Bash (Mac Terminal) by typing set. But when I do, I am overwhelmed by a bunch of functions apparently defined by RVM. Is this supposed to ...
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Set windows system enviroment variable to use the enviroment variable %username%

I'm trying to set a system environment variable to use use the current logged in username. I'm tried the below using the username environment variable but it doesn't work. I'm using "setx /m" on ...
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How to prevent one service from changing the USERPROFILE environment variable for other services?

I am facing a problem on Windows XP with environment variables. Scenario: We have some services installed on an XP machine. These services have login accout set to the Local System acccount. Then ...
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Why does %ProgramFiles% not work in startup paths?

A program (allowing me to zoom with my trackpad) ran at startup on my computer. Then I disabled it through Administrative Tools > System Configuration > Startup. When I re-enabled it that same way it ...
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Access environment variable on both OSX and Win7

I'm fairly sure this is impossible because of syntax issues, but here goes anyway... I'm using dropbox to sync some files that I need to access in both windows and osx. In the program I need to ...
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Show the %username% for the logged in user in an elevated command prompt instead of elevated users %username%?

On a Windows Vista Business machine, I have Windows Task Scheduler task set to run everytime any user logs in. The task runs as a certain elevated admin user because the script is being executed from ...
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How to set cron HOME environment variable?

I am using esmtp to send email as an output of cron job. The SMTP server and credentials configuration are stored under my $HOME/.esmtprc. However it looks like the $HOME env variable is set to '/', ...
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Secondary OS Installation “PATH” environment variable pointing to Primary OS location

I recently installed a secondary OS Windows Server 2008 R2 std. edition on my PC which is having Windows7 Professorial edition as the primary OS. Now the problem is, if I execute "PATH" command in ...