How to set an environment variable in linux

 

Setting environment variable in linux

export – set an environment variable

2. environment variable Synopsis

export [-fn] [-p] [name[=value]]
3. Examples of setting environment variable in linux

Most common use of export is to export user’s PATH environmental variable. In this example we add /linux/scripts directory to our PATH environmental variable:

PATH=$PATH:/linux/scripts
export PATH

export user's PATH environmental variable

Source taken from http://linuxconfig.org/