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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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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How to remove path from PATH variable in fish

I am using fish as my shell in Debian and recently (after some upgrade) whenever I try to use command completion I have: set: No such file or directory set: Could not add component ...
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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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/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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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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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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How do I extend my PATH environment variable?

Being a power user, my %PATH% variable just isn't long enough to install everything I want to install. Is there any way I can extend the effective length of the variable, or otherwise get more paths ...
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Where Should I Set Environmental Variables For Use By Sublime Text 3

I have a Sublime Text 3 package that will only work if a particular environmental variable is set. The env is currently set in my .bash_profile, so if I launch Sublime Text from the Terminal, this env ...
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Set environment Path Windows 7

Trying to add stuff to the system environment Path via batch, vbs or anything really. This used to work in a .bat, but has stopped: setx -m path "C:\addtopath;%PATH%" This used to work in VBS, ...
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Access/modify the User path variable, not System path

I am trying to make an installer for a program and my workplace doesn't allow us 'regular' users to modify the system environment. In an effort to get around the restrictions, I'm trying to add my ...
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How to fix $PATH environment on Mac OS X?

Recently, I tried to install ruby and I somewhat messed up with variable environment. As a result, I am not be able to use paths in .profile or any other path files that I set up before (I tried in ...
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Accessing external HDD on different Windows computers with the same path

I have a external HDD and have a folder in it called icons\ which stores all the custom icons (yes, I'm nostalgic!) for the different folders on my drive. But when I open my hard-drive on a different ...
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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 the error message: Error. There has been an error. Unable to write inside TEMP environment variable path. ...
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How do I reset my PYTHONPATH?

Somehow my PYTHONPATH environment variable got emptied, and now I can't import some downloaded modules. I've tried running the following command to reinstall all Python packages, but it didn't set ...
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Weblogic 12 and the CLI

I am working with WebLogic on Fedora 19 and am attempting to use the CLI tools to no avail. It appears these were deprecated as far back as WebLogic 9 however I was assured they are still there and ...
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Idiomatic way to read .env variables in Ansible?

I'm provisioning a Vagrant box with Ansible, and using Benno Joy's MySQL role to setup MySQL (including creating a database and users.) The database name and credentials are stored in a .env file in ...
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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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set/modify environment variable for gnome/kde at runtime

Is there a way to modify or set environment variables in gnome or kde at runtime, ie. after logging in? I specifically need this for gnome, but knowing the kde method would be really useful too. If ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Lock one standard user with one desktop environment

I'm a Windows user who is trying to get over to the Ubuntu platform. Slowly I find answers to my question, but this time I couldn't find my question in here. I hope I can make my question clear enough ...