Wed Apr 23 21:23:02 2003
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* Neil Williams <linux at codehelp.co.uk> [2003-04-23 15:07]:
> The variable is being emitted in the root environment space but not in
> the user space. Even when I run the command above, the variable
> doesn't remain set outside the terminal window.
I'm not sure that I understand what you mean by "outside the terminal
window"; the variable will only propogated to the children of the
process marks the variable as exported. If the shell invoking X has the
variable set and exported, then all the children will inherit it.
Similarly, if .xinitrc (or .xsession) has the variable set and exported,
and then spawns a few xterms (e.g.) and then your window manager, the
xterms and window manager (and _their_ children) will inherit the
variable as well.
A lot of things wrong with society today are directly attributable to
the fact that the people who make the laws are sexually maladjusted.
-- Frank Zappa
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