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Re: Correct way to set environment

Hi Florian,

Have you tried to export the vars? Then subprocesses should see the values.

Greetings from Cologne, Germany,
cu Stefan

Stefan Marx <Stefan.Marx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
+49 171-2116079

Am 15.12.2012 um 14:29 schrieb Florian Lindner <mailinglists@xxxxxx>:

> Hello,
> I'm a bit puzzled about the way to set global environment variables.
> I've ushed .zshenv for that purpose since it is sourced on every shell
> invocation.
> florian@horus ~ % cat .zshenv
> PATH=$HOME/flof/src:$HOME/software/bin:$PATH
> PATH=/home/florian/software/src/boar:$PATH
> No other relevant z-files are present. This works as far as it sets
> the PYTHONPATH variable but if I launch python it is not taken into
> account. When I use export PYTHONPATH, the pythonpath gets longer and
> longer if I invoke a zsh session within a zsh session.
> What is the best way to set some environment variables, no matter how
> (login, interactive, ...) the shell is invoced?
> Thanks,
> Florian

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