I am trying to set some environment variables permanently by editing the /etc/environment file. One of my environment variables has a "#" in it and some text after the "#". Everything after the "#" gets commented out.
How do you set a variable with a "#" so the "#" is part of the variable and doesn't comment out the rest of the variable after the "#"? Is there a better way I should be setting environment variables so that I do not need to set them every time I log in?