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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/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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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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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.