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An environmental variable is a type of variable used in Unix and other operating systems to pass important information to running programs.

If your shell prompt contains a dollar sign ("$"), see the man page for the bash shell under "declare -x".

If your shell prompt contains a percent sign ("%"), see the man page for the csh shell under "setenv".


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John Shipman, john@nmt.edu
Last updated: 2007/11/30 22:22:38 UT
URL: http://www.nmt.edu/tcc/help/g/envi_var.html
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