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I have an application that requires a global environment variable be present
and this same application will be started when the AXIS 82 starts up.
The code to set the variable is:
echo "Exporting environment variables"
export HOME NCFTPDIR
I've put this code directly in the rc script. The text "Exporting
environment variables" appears on the system's boot console. Yet when I
issue "set" or "env", it does not appear in the initial environment.
/etc/profile works, but only for a login shell. What I want to see are
these two environment variables set in the initial environment (and then
propagate to any shell).
This may seem like a stupid question. I've done quite a lot of searching
but can only find information on setting up shell environments.