Ubuntu – Setting system wide proxy through bash script (Temporarily)

bashPROXY

I'm trying to temporarily set the system wide proxy option which is available as GUI in the Network Settings through bash script. I only want the proxy to be applicable while the script is running and has to reset to no proxy when the script ends. So, basically, I am looking for something like:

—-Script Start—-

Change Proxy to a predefined IP, port combination

Run

On close, reset proxy

—-Script End—–

Now, I saw something on setting the environment variable but I am not sure how to apply this temporarily.

Best Answer

  • Type the following command to set proxy server in linux command line.

    export http_proxy=http://1.2.3.4:3128/

    Put a back tick character (`) before and after that command so that bash will execute the EXPORT command.

    Note: 1.2.3.4 is your proxy server ip address and 3128 is the port for example.

    To remove the variable value, use this command.

    unset VARIABLE_NAME

    Exmaple:

    unset http_proxy