I can add env in .desktop file in /usr/share/applications/

Exec=env FOO=bar /usr/bin/my_prog

but I need to set 2 environment variables and no approach that I tried works (using env twice, appending second assignment after ;)

How can I set 2 env variables in .desktop file ?

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    The documentation for env says that name=value can be repeated. Did you try Exec=env FOO=bar SNA=fu /usr/bin/myprog ? – Mark Plotnick Jul 29 '18 at 12:10
  • @Mark Plotnick - yes I have tried that. but only the first variable has effect. The second is ignored – Martin Vegter Jul 29 '18 at 12:15
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    Cannot reproduce this and for me it works with Exec=env foo=bar bar=foo /home/user/test/test.sh. Where test.sh echos the two variables foo and bar. You might want to write a wrapper script as an alternative and call that wrapper script in your .desktop entry. – Thomas Jul 29 '18 at 12:27
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    Do your environment variable values contain any blanks or other non-alphanumeric characters? – Mark Plotnick Jul 29 '18 at 13:31

As mentioned above, your variant with the addition of several variables should work correctly

Exec=env FOO=bar /usr/bin/my_prog

So either there is some kind of external factor, or the question is not fully correct

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