Ubuntu – How to set environment variables


I'm trying to set up Apache Tomcat on my pc, and it wants me to set up an environment variable for CATALINA_HOME. Does any know how to do this?

Best Answer

  • In bash you can set variables like this:

    export CATALINA_HOME=/opt/catalina

    most other shells follow this convention, but not all. You can set it permanently in ~/.profile for bash (and as before, other shells have other locations)