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Re: setting up environment variables

Nelson Castillo wrote:
> Is this a run-level distinction then? Is /etc/profile is only involved
> in setting up run-level 2?

This has nothing at all to do with run levels.

> > I was unaware of the /etc/environment directory. Is this a Debian thing?
> > A linux thing? An X thing?
> Seems debian-specific.
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2005/01/msg04226.html

It originated with IBM AIX.  But no other systems picked it up that I
know of before PAM started using it.  Now /etc/environment is loaded
by PAM authenticated login sessions.  Which means that if the process
is not PAM related that it does not use /etc/environment.


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