Re: [dev] environment variables versus runtime configuration (rc) files versus X resources

From: Charlie Kester <>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2014 10:35:25 -0700

On Mon 03 Nov 2014 at 14:26:39 PDT Greg Reagle wrote:
>On Mon, Nov 3, 2014, at 04:11 PM, Charlie Kester wrote:
>> Environment variables are essentially global variables, visible to every
>> program and not just the one you want to configure.
>Not necessarily. If you set them in .profile or .bashrc or .xsession
>then yes, but each program processes its own rc file. Other programs
>would not be affected.

Good point.
Received on Tue Nov 04 2014 - 18:35:25 CET

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