On 08/06/2006 08:40 AM, Ryan Ollerenshaw wrote:
I can write a shell script that will set an enviroment variable
the export command, but then when i try and print the variable after
the shell scrit has been run the variable is no longer set. Why is
this? my problem is that i need to set some enviroment variables in a
shell script that is run when my tomcat server is started, but after
the startup script runs the variables are no longer set. Here is what
i am using in my scripts:
but then when i do a echo $CLASSPATH from the command line the
original value is printed and not the one set in the shell script.
any help would be great.
When you run a script from bash it will be run in a new bash process and
so all environment variables will be set in that new shell. To avoid
it and make your script run in current shell, use "source" builtin
command (or equivalent "."), e.g.
More detail in man bash (look for "SHELL BUILTIN COMMANDS" ->
Dariusz J. Garbowski
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