Frequently used Environment Variables

Name          Description


EDITOR Sets the editor that will be used by other programs such as the mail program. PAGER Sets the pager that will be used by programs such as man to display man pages. PATH Specifies the directories that the shell is to look through to find a command. These directories are searched in the order in which they appear. PRINTER Sets the printer to which all output is sent by the lpr command SHELL Sets your default shell. TERM Sets your terminal type for programs such as the editor and pager. TZ Sets the time zone you are in.

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