what is an environment variable?

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Sat Mar 17 03:38:22 UTC 2012

On Sat, 2012-03-17 at 02:14 +0000, Thufir Hawat wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Mar 2012 18:42:40 -0700, Craig White wrote:
> > Anyway, there shouldn't be too much need to export the PATH for rvm
> > beyond the changes suggested either to ~/.bash_profile or to some file
> > in /etc/profile.d
> LOL, sure, if you follow the directions.  I didn't and hooped my system.  
> Hmm, not the system, maybe, just parts of it.
> I think I fixed the damage installing rvm with sudo did, maybe I should 
> just create a new profile, however.  hmm.
> Right now, trying to recreate .bash_profile and .bash_login which rvm 
> uses.  Think I'll just make a new account and see what they look like.
a new account would automatically get .bash_profile from /etc/skell

copy it from there, set the user/group correctly and you are done


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