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Re: setting up environment variables

Daniel B. on 15/09/05 17:55, wrote:

On 9/14/05, *Kai Grossjohann* <kai@emptydomain.de <mailto:kai@emptydomain.de>> wrote:

    Adam Hardy <adam.ant@cyberspaceroad.com
    <mailto:adam.ant@cyberspaceroad.com>> writes:

     > If you want to change the envvars globally, then change them in
     > /etc/profile since all users' profile include that.

    Is /etc/profile read when a user logs in via xdm, kdm, gdm or a
    similar program?

    I tried to get my ~/.profile (or ~/.bash_profile or ~/.zprofile) read
when logging in via [gkx]dm, but gave up long ago. Now I use startx...

Shouldn't global environment variables be set in /etc/environment?

If you set them in /etc/profile, they won't be set for all shells,
will they?

Is this a run-level distinction then? Is /etc/profile is only involved in setting up run-level 2?

I was unaware of the /etc/environment directory. Is this a Debian thing? A linux thing? An X thing?

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