I've the this bash file that I need to export two variables SDK_PATH and BIN_PATH so to not worry exporting them anymore I added them in the ~/.bashrc file but when I run the bash it prompts me that I still need to export the variables even though I'm able to echo them in the terminal. How do I make them to be exported automatically?

I declared the variables in the ~/.bashrc file as follows:

  • How did you define them in ~/.bashrc? – heemayl Jan 8 '17 at 5:29
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    Thank you heemayl for the quick reply, I added the declaration in the OP – Rinaldi Segecin Jan 8 '17 at 5:31

You need to export the variable definitions in ~/.bashrc too, otherwise they won't be propagated to the child processes of the interactive shell session (that source-s the ~/.bashrc file). Do:

export BIN_PATH=./bin/

Now add this two line

  export SDK_PATH
  export BIN_PATH
  • In bash it is cleaner to do it at the same time you're assigning the variable. An export by itself would be needed for Bourne shell or other ancient shells. – chicks Jan 8 '17 at 12:58

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