December 19, 2014

KDE environment variables

The KDE desktop environment supports environment variables. These are active when logged in to KDE. Contrary to regular bash environment variables, which are active only when a bash shell is started.

To set KDE environment variables create a file in the .kde4/env/ or .kde/env/ directory, e.g. as follows:

export MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME="/opt/firefox"

Tags: Software Shell Script Computer KDE Linux GUI