how to setup the environment in Bash shell?

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Hello, I want to install PSRCHIVE in my Ubuntu,its shell is bash, but in installation instruction the command lines about environment setup are in C shell. I want to know how to setup the environment variables in Bash shell.
asked Apr 16, 2014 by anonymous

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Hello anonymous,

This question is not really about PSRchive but about shell configuration. However, for your convenience, here are some pointers:

The environment variables that need to be setup in Bash shell (and any other shell) are the exact same variables that need to be setup in C-shell.

You can find a very good documentation of the bash shell here:

In particular this section is relevant to you:

In general, the setup of variables is nearly the same as in C-shell, you just need to replace all environment variable calls of the form:

setenv VARIABLE value

with the Bash equivalent:

export VARIABLE="value"


Hope this helps,

answered Apr 17, 2014 by sosl (780 points)