Downloads: EnvironmentVariables v.0.80
Manage your environment variables
If you find yourself setting environment variables to customize other tools and applications EnvironmentVariables will make this a snap. EnvironmentVariables is conveniently accessed through the System Preferences application under the Apple menu. The prefence panel allows you to easily customize your environment variable settings.
EnvironmentVariables is work in progress but it already extremely useful to me, and I bet you too, thus I am making it available for your pleasure.
|Click the '+' or '-' to add or delete a variable.|
Double click the cell in the table to edit its value.
- EnvironmentVariables is compatible with Mac OS 10.3 or better. If you are running an older version of Mac OS X, and are interested in a compatible version, drop me a line.
- To install the software use the provided installer. By default, the installer puts EnvironmentVariables.prefPane in /Library/PreferencePanes, but you can change the location to your home directory, to install in ~/Library/PreferencePanes instead ('~' means your home folder).
- To get your changes to the environment working you will have to log out.
- To uninstall, simply drag EnvironmentVariables.prefPane to the trash.
Known Issues and Limitations
- EnvironmentVaribles edits ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist so settings you set are not available unless you login through the loginwindow (the Mac OS X login panel). This means that if you access the computer through telnet the settings won't be available
- While viewing the system environment, you are not able to override system variables, this is because these settings are coming from a different configuration file.
- Overriding system variables will create unexpected behaviours between programs that are launched by a shell and those started by the Finder, the reason is that the shell may override values set by EnvironmentVariables. It is recommended that you don't override variables.
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