Re: Ideal place to set environment variables
- Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:11:16 -0400
- From: Greg Wooledge <wooledg@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Ideal place to set environment variables
On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 12:29:53AM +0530, Subhadip Ghosh wrote:
> I went through the below link:
> While it was very informative, it was not evident from it that what
> the standard or preferred place is for setting an environment variable
> if I want it to be available from both graphical applications as well as
> from terminal (bash).
Well, that's the problem: there isn't a single place that is read by
both kinds of logins (shell and Display Manager). And don't even get
us started on GNOME.
> I would prefer to set it at a single location.
Such a thing does not exist. You'll have to choose one and then "dot
it in" from the other one. Or choose a third location and "dot it in"
from both of the places that are actually used.
(That still won't save you from GNOME's stupidity, of course.)
If there existed a single, universal, simple answer, don't you think
we would have put it on the wiki page?