Setting HTTP_PROXY for all users

Ceri Davies ceri at
Tue Aug 30 15:32:46 GMT 2005

I want to set HTTP_PROXY for all users on my machine, and I'd like to do
it in /etc/login.conf as then it's only in one place.

However, I need to put a colon in for the port number and can't see how
to escape it so that the entry doesn't get chopped off halfway through.
None of these work:\\:3128:\


Is there a way to do this, or should I just throw this in /etc/profile
and /etc/csh.cshrc instead?

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm
not sure about the former.			  -- Einstein (attrib.)
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