How to set the KDE path?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Tue Feb 1 18:52:59 GMT 2011

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 18:24, Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at> wrote:
> That never worked because e.g. .bash_profile is only read by interactive
> shells (see man bash) and the shell running /usr/bin/startkde is not
> interactive.

Of course, .bash_profile is for bash as the name implies. But what
about .profile? Would it not make sense for KDE to respect that?

> Some people might have had /bin/bash symlinked to /bin/sh and .bashrc sourcing
> .bash_profile but of course this is just working around the way that shell
> works.
> Usually distributions have some way of setting environment variables that
> should always be present regardless of the type of login (local vs. from
> remote, X vs. virtual console).

That's .profile, no?

> Xinit is a way to do that only for X11 based sessions, but again regardless of
> workspace environment being used.
> For KDE one can additional use KDE's environment extender mechanims, i.e.
> putting a file (with .sh extension) into $HOME/.kde/env

Do you know the syntax? It is not the bash syntax. Thanks.

Dotan Cohen
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