Environment variables

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue May 27 20:17:48 UTC 2008

Robert Holtzman wrote:

> 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.

I would expect there just isn't a .environment unless you create one.

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