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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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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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 Settings->...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to export an environment variable inside window manager?

I can export VAR="value" and use $VAR from within a terminal until I close it. Is there a way to get this behaviour, inside a window manager/graphical environment? exporting an environment ...
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$HOME is not defined for root user on Ubuntu 14.04

On a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 install, the bash environment for the root user does not have $HOME defined. I need to run some apps from a root shell, for example: gdb /usr/sbin/apache2 This is difficult ...
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why 'export $Path=$Path:dir' won't work?

I am just wondering why do we need to use this command export Path=$Path:dir why does the command not look like export $Path=$Path:dir/dir'
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Environment variables on Linux-like systems

How to set environment variables for a user in most generic way that is independent of shell environment variables (like profile for Bourne-like shells, bahsrc, zshrc, zshenv, ..)? The idea is to set ...
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Is there a window manager that allows you to set environment variables

My problem here is that I often stays logged in for a considerable amount of time and the usual methods of setting environment variables doesn't work in a satisfactory way: If I set environment ...
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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. C:\Users\Current&...
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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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cmd error “The system cannot find the path specified.”

I am getting this error when I am doing a cd into a directory I stored in environment variables. But the thing is, when I cd into the same directory using the same ev using vim, I can successfully cd ...
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Set IIS to run with environment variable

I'm trying to run IIS with the COMPLUS_ZapDisable environment variable set to 1. Per this link (which shows how to do it for regular exes), I hope this will allow me to load non-optimized versions of ...
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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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How to append to the user %PATH% from command line

I found plenty of questions like this one on StackExchange but no one work in my specific case. I would like to easily add literally %FOO% to the user environment variable PATH. I found the ...
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Is there any way to have Cygwin tools in PATH without them replacing Windows commands?

I would like to be able to use GDB, GCC and such straight out of a windows command prompt, so I put my Cygwin bin directory in my Windows path. Problem is that Cygwin programs now take priority over ...
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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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Grep fails to find sequence after assign to variable

I run: awk -F ',' '{print $2}' data.dat | sort | uniq | tr '\n' ',' | grep "*)>nS4XkrlH @XUL" and the sequence is located in results. Then I run b=`awk -F ',' '{print $2}' data.dat | sort | ...
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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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Java runtime environment path issues

I've had a problem with my Java installations for quite some time and I've never had time to sit and try to fix this problem. So I went ahead and uninstalled all the various versions of Java I'd ...
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Are User-specific environment variables in Windows 7 stored locally or in the profile

I have some libraries like Qt and OpenCV which are installed locally on several machines. The environment variables such as QTDIR and QMAKESPEC are user environment variables. Will these be stored ...
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Wrong environment Settings invoked in Commands

Getting wrong and extra pathnames in error messages using "For /D", "dir" and "if exist" commands when running the non-Powershell batch code to elevate UAC privileges code here. This has been noted at ...
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Effect of Windows environment variables (especially OMP_NUM_THREADS)

Does setting OMP_NUM_THREADS=1 in the global environment variables (via Control Panel -> Sytem -> Environment variables) affect only programs run from the command prompt or all programs?
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Store command output in variable

If I do z='ls' and then echo $z it will print the directory I listed, but without newlines or formatting. I assume lack of colored formatting is impossible to get around, but would it be possible to ...
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Dynamic variable substitution in PATH

I want to run different versions of Java on the same machine (Linux Mint 17) with default to Java 7. So I put this into /etc/environment: JAVA_HOME="/tools/java/java7" JAVA7_HOME="/tools/java/java7" ...
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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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Difference between su and su -c (environment variables?) when running db2?

When I type this: su <user> -c "/home/<user>/sqllib/bin/db2 catalog tcpip node <dbName> remote <ip> server <port>" I get this error message: SQL10007N Message "-1390" ...
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How to set environment variables for a terminal application on OS X Yosemite?

I am trying to make ABD tool to work in my terminal and I found that the likely reason why I get the command not found warning is that I need to set the environment variable's path. I found that I ...
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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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How to shrink the prompt of a long path using environment variables in OS X (extend '~')

I've seen this working with the gemset environment, I would like to reproduce it now that I need to work on a very indented directory path. Basically I had a $GEM_HOME environment variable pointing ...