Environment variables

Robert Holtzman holtzm at cox.net
Tue May 27 20:05:39 UTC 2008

On Tue, 27 May 2008, Nils Kassube wrote:

> Robert Holtzman wrote:
>> From what I can see, the latest Ubuntu doesn't use an .environment
>> file anywhere on the system. Environment variables variables are in
>> $HOME/.profile.
> Thanks for the hint. I didn't remember ~/.profile when I needed a
> modified /etc/environment for one user only. Therefore I tried
> ~/.environment and it worked (at least with KDE). Actually here both
> ~/.profile and ~/.environment work.

Out of curiosity, did you upgrade from 7.10 to 8.04 or did you make a 
clean install of 8.04? I'm wondering if a clean install creates a 
~/.environment file whereas an upgrade doesn't.

Bob Holtzman
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