I'm confused, where do I set environmental variables?
In .profile or in .bash_profile?
I am using both mac osx and ubuntu.
Confused as to which one I use here.
When Bash is invoked as an interactive login shell, or as a non-interactive shell with the --login option, it first reads and executes commands from the file /etc/profile, if that file exists. After reading that file, it looks for ~/.bash_profile, ~/.bash_login, and ~/.profile, in that order, and reads and executes commands from the first one that exists and is readable. The --noprofile option may be used when the shell is started to inhibit this behavior.
other shells load
~/.profile as well (zsh, tcsh) .. so, i would put environment stuff into
mac osx related update (thanks @Matt B):
for gui programs read http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#qa/qa2001/qa1067.html and edit
If you use bash, in
~/.bash_profile. If you use other shells, in