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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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 trying to set up config files accordingly.there is a scenario where the .profiles sources oracle env with SID as option to it which in turn ...
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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 ...
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How to set environment variables in /etc/environment?

I'm using Debian Jessie. I want to set some environment variables that will persist across reboots and work in non-shell environments. I've set the following in /etc/environment: SECRET_KEY=xxx ...
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In which zsh configuration file should environment variables like PATH be set/exported

The answer to this question for bash in Environment variables in bash_profile or bashrc? is basically that it should be done in a file that is only executed for login shells so that overrides of ...
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how to set environment variables in VM Fusion Windows 7

I have installed windows 7 just fine via VM Fusion, but am having trouble setting environment variables, as i cannot edit files on the C: drive. A specific example is the trouble i'm having with R ...
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Environment variable for Visual Studio 2013 tools pointing to old Path after re-install

I'm attempting to change the tools environment Path for VS2013 after Uninstalling from my E: drive and installing to my C: drive. Attempted %VS120COMNTOOLS% environment change first answer here and ...
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Control number of matlab threads from Linux environment variables

I am configuring Matlab for a multi user cluster and want the users to request a specific number of cores when they are launching Matlab. For example, without controlling this, performing an inverse ...
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Bash filename tab completion when an environment variable is present

When I use tab completion on a normal path like this: vim /home/tester001/di<tab> it correctly expands to: vim /home/tester001/directory_1/ and I can continue like this: vim ...
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call environment path commands from powershell

I can call any executable included in the environmental variable path from a command prompt by simply calling its name. However when i try to do the same from Power-shell I get an exception the ...
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Can't change system variables from config files on MariaDB/MySQL on Linux

I want to change two system variables on my MySQL testing server, namely collation_server and collation_database from latin1_swedish_ci to utf8_general_ci, because its annoying that everytime I create ...
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How to set truly global environment variable?

I am working on a Mac and I tried setting them in /etc/launchd.conf and tried running a Java program from shell and the same program from Eclipse. I get two different outputs for System.getenv() in ...
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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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cwrsync on Windows 7 and setting PATH variable

The rsync command rsync.exe -av -riz -e "ssh -p 2222 -i d:/vagrants/rails-dev-box/.vagrant/machines/default/virtualbox/private_key" --delete --delete-excluded --exclude ".git" --exclude "cwrsync.*" ...
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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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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 ...