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Re: [NEWBIE] exec path not expanding

From: Hugh Wolf
Subject: Re: [NEWBIE] exec path not expanding
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 12:38:12 GMT
User-agent: slrn/ (Darwin)

On 2003-10-21, Robert Pollard <> wrote:
>> 1. Define the variable in ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist.
> The PATH variable is defined in the environment.plist file.  The 
> following entry is in the file:
> ...
> Obviously, it is not understanding the environment variables here.

Remember that no shell is running in this situation.  As a result, $
has no special meaning here -- it's just a character like any other.
You can't use any form of shell processing in environment.plist.

> there a way that you are aware of to make OS X read the variables from 
> the environment to help define a variable or add to a variable as in 
> the above entry?

If you're launching apps outside any shell context I think the answer
is that you're out of luck.

Of course you can always create a shell script that sources your
.bashrc (or whatever) and then opens  Script Menu is a
handy way to launch shell scripts from the gui.

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