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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<version>1.8</version> 11<version>1.9</version>
12<date>2004-08-30</date> 12<date>2005-05-05</date>
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14<section> 14<section>
15<title>Environment Variables?</title> 15<title>Environment Variables?</title>
16<subsection> 16<subsection>
17<title>What they are</title> 17<title>What they are</title>
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231PATH="/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/kde/3.2/bin:/usr/local/bin" 231PATH="/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/kde/3.2/bin:/usr/local/bin"
232</pre> 232</pre>
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234<p> 234<p>
235The concatenation of variables does not always happen, only with the following
236variables: <c>KDEDIRS</c>, <c>PATH</c>, <c>CLASSPATH</c>, <c>LDPATH</c>,
237<c>MANPATH</c>, <c>INFODIR</c>, <c>INFOPATH</c>, <c>ROOTPATH</c>,
238<c>CONFIG_PROTECT</c>, <c>CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK</c>, <c>PRELINK_PATH</c> and
239<c>PRELINK_PATH_MASK</c>. For all other variables the latest defined value (in
240alphabetical order of the files in <path>/etc/env.d</path>) is used.
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243<p>
235When you run <c>env-update</c>, the script will create all environment variables 244When you run <c>env-update</c>, the script will create all environment variables
236and place them in <path>/etc/profile.env</path> (which is used by 245and place them in <path>/etc/profile.env</path> (which is used by
237<path>/etc/profile</path>). It will also extract the information from the 246<path>/etc/profile</path>). It will also extract the information from the
238<c>LDPATH</c> variable and use that to create <path>/etc/ld.so.conf</path>. 247<c>LDPATH</c> variable and use that to create <path>/etc/ld.so.conf</path>.
239After this, it will run <c>ldconfig</c> to recreate the 248After this, it will run <c>ldconfig</c> to recreate the

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