[stupid question] setting env variables globally

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Fri Oct 19 13:55:35 PDT 2007

On Oct 19, 2007, at 9:14 AM, Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
> Is there any way to set the default value of a enviromental variable
> globally.   Specifically I want JAVA_VERSION to default to "1.6"  
> unless
> the user sets it other wise.   By global I mean no matter how  
> something
> is invoked (command line, script, GUI, IPC trigger, etc.) if it checks
> the value of the var it gets the same value (and I want to do this
> system wide)

Setting variables in /etc/profile and /etc/csh.cshrc (respectively)  
will do it for the common shells; or perhaps you might look at /etc/ 


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