Re: setting up environment variables
Dom on 12/09/05 12:20, wrote:
SO I need to change system variables TMPDIR, TEMP and TMP... how
should I do that?
One source tells me to change .bash_profile from my (and every other
user's if I want to do this as the system default) home folder by
putting 'export TMPDIR=[path]' in it, BUT
another source tells me that /etc/profile, ~/.profile, ~/.bashrc and
~/.bash_logout are standard scripts that are executed at various times
and ~/.bashrc is executed when bash is launched.
So now I'm not sure which one to change, .bashrc or .bash_profile...
Can somebody tell me?
BTW, is this the only way of setting system default variables or I
If you want to change the envvars globally, then change them in
/etc/profile since all users' profile include that.
I expect there are many other ways of achieving this as well, but that's
what I'd do.