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.bash_profile location

GabyPRFeb 20 2012 — edited Feb 21 2012
I installed Oracle Linux 5.7. I need to view the .bash_profile file or whatever file Oracle Linux uses to store the environment variables for a user. I am working with the "oracle" user whose home directory is /home/oracle.
Connected as "oracle" I issued the "env" command and many variables are shown to have been set already.
I issue the export command to set the PATH variable and the changes are shown when I issue the "env" command.

So everything seems to be working but I don't find where all those settings are stored. I went to the /home/oracle directory and I only saw a .bash_history file. So I created a new file named .bash_profile, but the variables are not stored there when I issue the export command. (the file I created was before I noticed that variables are already being set somewhere else - on a file I did not find).

So where are they ??? The only thing I need to know is how to locate the file the system is using right now to store the environment variables, I supposed it has to be located under the $home directory for the user but it seems it is not that way. Anybody knows something about this ??

The /etc/profile file I understand is a general file for global settings, so it's not what I'm looking for as far as I know.

here's the output of the env command issued connected as "oracle" ... I need to know on what file they are stored.

bash-3.2$ env

SSH_AGENT_PID=8782
HOSTNAME=Oracle.Linux
DESKTOP_STARTUP_ID=
TERM=xterm
SHELL=/bin/bash
HISTSIZE=1000
KDE_NO_IPV6=1
GTK_RC_FILES=/etc/gtk/gtkrc:/home/oracle/.gtkrc-1.2-gnome2
WINDOWID=25165905
QTDIR=/usr/lib/qt-3.3
QTINC=/usr/lib/qt-3.3/include
USER=oracle
LS_COLORS=
GNOME_KEYRING_SOCKET=/tmp/keyring-EbBsIZ/socket
SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/ssh-OcrBnl8746/agent.8746
KDEDIR=/usr
SESSION_MANAGER=local/Oracle.Linux:/tmp/.ICE-unix/8746
USERNAME=oracle
MAIL=/var/spool/mail/oracle
PATH=/usr/lib/qt-3.3/bin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin
DESKTOP_SESSION=default
GDM_XSERVER_LOCATION=local
INPUTRC=/etc/inputrc
PWD=/home/oracle
XMODIFIERS=@im=none
KDE_IS_PRELINKED=1
LANG=en_US.UTF-8
GDMSESSION=default
SSH_ASKPASS=/usr/libexec/openssh/gnome-ssh-askpass
SHLVL=2
HOME=/home/oracle
GNOME_DESKTOP_SESSION_ID=Default
LOGNAME=oracle
QTLIB=/usr/lib/qt-3.3/lib
CVS_RSH=ssh
DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS=unix:abstract=/tmp/dbus-dgt3DUIWif,guid=bb5dcea335860598b6a290004f42d4f7
LESSOPEN=|/usr/bin/lesspipe.sh %s
DISPLAY=:0.0
G_BROKEN_FILENAMES=1
COLORTERM=gnome-terminal
XAUTHORITY=/tmp/.gdmR05GAW
_=/usr/bin/env
bash-3.2$
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