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~/.macosx/environment.plist File
Authored by: googoo on Apr 26, '12 09:06:55AM
The ~/.macosx/environment.plist file is actually very useful. I use it to set environment variables that I need when logged on to my Mac in a regular fashion (with the GUI) but are not useful when logged on remotely through an SSH session. For example, I set my PAGER variable to aless (the AquaLess program) and my VISUAL variable to a script that acts as a front end to the bbedit -w command (which sends it to BBEdit). (See the bbedit -w script in the comments of this hint.) Remote logins do not process the ~/.macosx/environment.plist file.

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