Set an environment variable for an app.

Mike Miller mbmiller+l at
Tue May 22 11:36:50 BST 2012

On Mon, 21 May 2012, Karen Thompson wrote:

> I need to set an environemt variable for a program running via 
> vncviewer.  It requires a env. variable JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jre1.6.0_31. 
> I have tried looking up on the web for hours and have had no luck.  I am 
> sure this is something very easy, if I just knew how.

I would think that you could just add it to the ~/.vnc/xstartup file just 
after the first line (the first line is typically "#!/bin/sh" without the 

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jre1.6.0_31

(I removed a period from the end of that line assuming it wasn't meant to 
be part of the line.)


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