Environment variables are used to create shared settings that persist between invocations of applications. They are used to provide information such as paths to important directories, user information and other information programs need for common tasks.

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Is it possible to set the JAVA_HOME env in El Captitan?

I am unable to set the JAVA_HOME environment variable osx. I added the following line to my .bash_profile export JAVA_HOME=`/usr/libexec/java_home` and sourced it afterwards; yet when I printenv or ...
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/etc/launchd.conf setenv value containing whitespace

In my /etc/launchd.conf file, I added these lines in an effort to figure out exactly how to create globally scoped environment variables whose values contain whitespace. setenv foo1 123456 setenv ...
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Setting locale via launch daemon - downside to this approach?

I have the same problem as in this post here that R started in ESS / Emacs can not set the locales: R version 3.2.2 (2015-08-14) -- "Fire Safety" Copyright (C) 2015 The R Foundation for Statistical ...
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Can you save a work session and reopen it later?

Imagine you are working on a book, for which you need 5 precise internet tabs/pages to be open at the same time, Apple Pages, Dictionary, and, I don't know, a classical music CD in iTunes that ...
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Public wifi issue

I am living in an RV park while going to school. When I moved in, the park's wifi worked great, but recently a new (unrelated) wifi network popped up. When I try to get on the park's wifi on my ...
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OS X Yosemite permanent environement variables

Since I upgraded to OS X Yosemite I do have massive problems with environment variables that I really, really NEED for development of some projects. The Problems is: Every time I install some kind ...
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Set environment variable for iCloud Drive path

Foreword Setting env vars on Yosemite seems to be really a pain, but I've managed doing it thanks to this clever way: ...
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Environment variable for a user's Documents folder?

When I'm developing with Xcode or maybe using tools like gulp or grunt I notice that the tools try to access resources from an incorrect path. I've observed the problem in more that one program so ...
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Adding comments to /etc/launchd.conf

Since I migrate to Maverick, I cannot add comments anymore to entries in /etc/launchd.conf, like: # setenv VAR VALUE Is there a new format for adding comments there ? When I restart launchctl ...
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Will the Apple Watch charger have too much magnetic field and affect an external hard drive or credit cards?

One time I disconnected the Apple Watch charger and the magnetic attachment landed right next to an external hard drive. Since the charger uses magnetic field to charge the Apple Watch, will placing ...
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Is the iPhone 6 waterproof or water-resistant?

Before the iPhone 6 was officially announced by Apple, several reports claimed that the device will be waterproof. However, the announcement and specifications on Apple's site make no mention of it. ...
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Is it possible to change the PATH variable for a specific user in a single place and have it available on console and GUI applications too?

I am looking for a solution that would allow me to modify PATH for single OS X user but have the PATH available not only to console applications but also to GUI applications.