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Re: The same environment variables everywhere




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On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 09:07:19AM +0100, deloptes wrote:
> Stefan Monnier wrote:
> 
> >>> I would like to hear some ideas on how to set various environment
> >>> variables (PATH, MANPATH, EDITOR etc.) in one place that would make them
> >>> effective everywhere. My "everywhere" means:
> >>> - X session started through lightdm and ~/.xsession script
> >>> - Linux console login (bash)
> >>> - user's systemd services
> >> Put them into /etc/environment.
> > 
> > I haven't re-tried recently, but last time:
> > - It never worked for me.
> > - It can't hold user-specific settings.
> > - It can't *compute* a setting.
> > 
> > 
> >         Stefan
> 
> IMO there is a good reason for so many places where you can put variables.
> In fact it is not good to put X related variables in a non X session -
> right?!

There will be some that want to be different. There will be some that
want to be the same. The OP's question was about the latter, right?

> So I do distinguish between  settings for X session and for not X session -
> at least two places for the variables.
> Further more there are global and user specific ... etc

Yes, all of those! But I don't see how that's an answer to the OP's
legitimate question: how to keep things that belong together in one
place, instead of repeating it in every bit of config?

regards
- -- tomás
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