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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Using Environment Variables in an AD Profile Path

When I set a profile in an AD object, I need to use a predefined environment variable, %BUILDID%. So the path would be \SVR-STAFF\Profiles$\%BUILDID%\Administrator.v2 ... But the path doesn't work. ...
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How to set R environment variables on Linux

I call a r script from PHP and it works well. I just call it using this function shell_exec("Rscript play.r"); To do that I had to make setting in environment variables in Windows to the R ...
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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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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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Win7 loses PATH from user profile

Recently, a very weird thing started to happen that has not happened before: Suddenly, from out of nothing Windows 7 & "forgets" the part from PATH from the user profile. As can be seen on the ...
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I don't see 'path' under environment vaariables

I am trying to set path for Python but I have no 'path' under environment variables. Below is a link for the original issue as well a screen shot. How can I fix this?
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Windows: Execute program as admin with current environment and with elevation [duplicate]

This question is different from Run as administrator from command line on Windows 8 and I wrote why: I want to run a program a) as a different user b) get elevated privileges (which is additionally ...
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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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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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How do I unset “!::” environmental variable in bash?

I have a build script that is failing because it tries to unset an environmental variable called !::. That fails: $ unset -v '!::' sh: unset: `!::': not a valid identifier How do I unset that ...
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exporting bash paths with same variable name

I'm looking at my bash profile and not really understanding what I see. I think I see a variable (PATH) being redeclared - though this can't be true as all my programs seem to work. Can you help me by ...
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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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Issue with environment variable

Please help me running below command from user2 account. I cannot figure out what's the issue with this. [user2@localhost bin]# sudo -u user1 /opt/Tomcat/bin/shutdown.sh Neither the JAVA_HOME nor the ...
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Java version not recognized when JAVA_HOME defined for a particular USERACCOUNT

I have been struck with problem on my development box. I have JRE6 on my system and NO ADMIN RIGHTS. Used this command to add user variables rundll32 sysdm.cpl,EditEnvironmentVariables I have ...
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How do I make a batch file be able to run on other computers

When I create a batch file on my computer to execute start c:\Users\________\Whatever\..., it works on my machine. How can I get it to work on someone else's machine, since their username isn't my ...
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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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How to call a Windows Environment Variable in a Shell script?

It is possible to call Windows Environment Variables in a bat script by defining e.g. %JAVA_HOME%. It looks like this is not possible using CygWin and shell scripts. Is it possible to call Windows ...
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Path variable seem to be ignored

Don't know why but some paths listed in the path variable seem to be ignored. For instance, processing, that when is executed from the right folder it runs without problem, but it is ignored whenever ...
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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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Forcing programs to be installed to another drive

I have an SSD as my main Windows drive, with a 640GB 2.5" HDD, partitioned to store programs and user settings, and also to act as backup (it's the only thing I had lying around at the time of ...
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Adding App to Path on Mac OS X

I'm in the process of migrating from Windows to Mac OS X. Right now, I'm trying to use this plugin in an application. The plugin states: Make sure you can find Magick++-config in your PATH. My ...
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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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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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Phusion Passenger Showing Environment Variables

I'm getting some Phusion Passenger errors with Ruby On Rails Problem is it's showing my environment variables in the error report. This is great in development, but what happens if my server faulters ...
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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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Apache VirtualHost - Specific Env Vars

Successfully using SetEnv with virtualhosts on Apache2 Wondering if there's a way to set virtualhost specific env vars, or whether setting them at Apache-level makes them "global" / system-wide? We ...
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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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Win7 resets HKCU/Environment/Temp and TMP on login

I once had a fresh installation of Win7 on an SSD drive. Bearing in mind what you always hear about write cycles on these things, first thing I did was changing the TEMP/TMP variables of SYSTEM and my ...
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Environment variable with different value [duplicate]

I operate a windows system with several applications, that all need a special home variable. But if I set this "home" variable, all applications use the same value. Is there a way to set this ...
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How can I add a program path to the Windows environment variables for easy command line access?

Let's say I want to add the following path to the Windows environment variables: C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe Such that I can simply type the following from a command line without using ...
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Environment Variable ORACLE_UNQNAME not defined

I'm trying to install Oracle 11gR2 Entreprise Edition but during database creation, I got this Error : Environment Variable ORACLE_UNQNAME not defined And when I tried to lunch 'emctl.bat' From ...
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What's the ZSH equivalent of BASH's $PROMPT_COMMAND?

BASH supports a $PROMPT_COMMAND environment variable that defines a command to be executed before any first-level interactive prompt. I'm looking for a ZSH equilvalent of that. The documentation says ...
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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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Does the order of the directories listed in the Windows PATH variable affect system performance in any meaningful way?

I've noticed that when programs add their directory to the PATH environmental variable, most append it to the end but a few add it at the beginning, before the windows directory. So it made me wonder, ...
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Bash: Need to export variables to parent process. Is the parent the same process?

I'd like to launch a script that sets and/or updates some environment variables. Unlike this question, I don't mind launching the script as . /path/to/my/script/myScript.sh to force the script to ...
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How to delete a file from the file system in Linux when I don't have permission?

I re-installed ns2, but didn't delete a file from the filesystem with path: /usr/bin/ns So when I type on my terminal: which ns I get: /usr/bin/ns Instead of the path I have set which is: ...
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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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Limitation in number of entries in System variables Windows 7 64-bit

I've encountered that there might be a limit of how many entries you can have in System Variables in Environment Variables, can someone verify my suspicion? I'm not talking about how many characters ...
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In MacOSX Mavericks, launching an app from the command line versus by double-clicking [duplicate]

In MacOSX Mavericks, what are the differences between launching an app by double-clicking it or through Spotlight, and from the command line? By launching an app such as Emacs from the command ...
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Change the timezone (TZ environment variable) for a running irssi session?

When travelling to other timezones, I set TZ=/usr/share/zoneinfo/current_timezone on remote shells where I log on to, including the shell in which I run irssi inside tmux. Can I change the TZ for a ...
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Why are the PATH environment variables handled differently when I run cmd.exe as admin?

Original post: When I start cmd.exe normally, my PATH variable only contains the paths from the system environment variable. Only when I start cmd.exe as admin does PATH contain a concatenation of ...
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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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Name “wmplayer” is not recognized as an executable file

I cannot run wmplayer from either cmd or PowerShell. My OS is Windows 7 64 bit. I can do it using start wmplayer but I cannot use parameters. Please, help me to handle it.
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Should I make `emacs` a symlink or environment variable?

When I apt-get install emacs I can just type emacs and it launches. But I decided to replace the apt repository version (23 currently) with the latest stable release (24.3). Now, I'd still like to ...
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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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Set ENV variable for all commands in current directory in mac os

Is there a way to run all commands in current directory with some ENV variables predefined? Example of what I need: I put some file, say .env in my directory, with: export SECRET='abcd123' Then I ...
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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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Awesome WM: execute my aliases via run prompt?

I have aliases in my bashrc for a few programs. One example is: alias chrome='google-chrome --disk-cache-size=1000000000' How can I call this alias from the run prompt (modkey+r)? Im running ...
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How to compare 2 strings in batch and determine if variable is alphabets

I have this code for /l %%a in (0, 1, 25) do ( if /i !TextAlphabet!==!Alphabet[%%a]! ( set AlphabetNumber=%%a ) ) !Alphabet[]! is an array containing alphabets. I tried echoing !TextAlphabet! and ...
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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 ...