Hello, recently I noticed that, although I have the
BROWSER environment variables set in
~/.profile, which bash reads upon logging into the system, their values when I inspect them in an interactive bash session are not what I set them to.
Instead they are set to their respective default values of
By searching for people encountering similar problems on this forum and elsewhere, everyone who had run into something somewhat similar were able to solve their issues by setting x or y variable in
.profile, or other such configuration files.
What’s more, I know that
~/.profile is read, since other variables that are set there do have the appropriate values when I inspect them in an interactive session.
Is there a file that sets these variables after these configuration files are loaded? Does KDE Plasma sets these variables after login, which overwrites what is in
.profile? If so, where does it do that?
Here are the contents of my
.bash_profile files. You can see that
.profile if it exists:
# # ~/.profile # export XDG_CONFIG_HOME="$HOME/.config" export STARSHIP_CONFIG="$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/starship.toml" export DOOMDIR="$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/doom" export EDITOR="$HOME/Appimages/nvim.appimage" export BROWSER="/usr/bin/vivaldi-stable"
# # ~/.bash_profile # [[ -f ~/.bashrc ]] && . ~/.bashrc if [ -r ~/.profile ]; then . ~/.profile; fi case "$-" in *i*) if [ -r ~/.bashrc ]; then . ~/.bashrc; fi;; esac
Edit1: To clarify, I do export these variables in
.profile in addition to setting them.
Edit2: I discovered something interesting. I tried exporting the
VISUAL variable to the same value as that of
EDITOR by adding this line in
echo $VISUAL after logging out then logging bask in, I see that
VISUAL is correctly set to the path I wanted (namely
EDITOR is back to being the default
/usr/bin/nano. This means that
.profile is correctly read and all of the variables it exports are correctly exported, and that
EDITOR was at some point the value I set it to, but something somewhere is resetting
BROWSER back to their default values. (The same goes for