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Re: [O] Bib file path relative to home using tilde ~ in Ubuntu

From: Yagnesh Raghava Yakkala
Subject: Re: [O] Bib file path relative to home using tilde ~ in Ubuntu
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2012 18:42:54 +0900
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.2.50 (gnu/linux)

Hello Nicholas,

Very good explanation. Its like reading a standard textbook.

Thank you very much for your continuous help to org community.

Nick Dokos <address@hidden> writes:

> Sanjib Sikder <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> "The easiest way to update is logout from the computer, login again and 
>> start emacs."
>> I did that. Still not working :(
> When you have problems like this, you need to take it in small
> steps.
> o What shell are you using? Yagnesh's recommendation assumes
>   that you are running bash as your shell (presumably on some
>   Linux/Unix system). Is this assumption correct?
> o Assuming you are using bash, there are two relevant initialization
>   files: a login shell sources $HOME/.profile and any shell (be it a login
>   shell or one that is started as a descendant of your login shell) sources
>   $HOME/.bashrc.
> o Adding
>   export FOO=bar
>   to such an initialization file causes the variable FOO to be defined (with 
> value "bar")
>   and to be exported (i.e. it is available in the environment of *any* 
> subprocess of
>   this shell).
> o So log out and log back in[fn:2], start a shell and at the prompt say
>   echo $FOO
>   Does it say "bar"? If not, don't go any further: the problem has nothing to 
> do with
>   emacs (note that this is the first time I mention emacs).
> o If this part is OK, start emacs *from this shell*: it should inherit the 
> variable.
>   You can check by evaluating this form:
>   (getenv "FOO")
>   Then the variable will also be available to any subprocesses started by 
> emacs.
> o In particular, if you define BIBINPUTS as Yagnesh suggests, then the bibtex 
> invoked
>   by the latex exporter under emacs will find the bib file where you told it.
> o What can go wrong? The usual problem is that you use some graphical
>   desktop environment and start emacs by clicking on some icon. Then
>   the emacs process does not have a bash shell as its parent, so it does
>   not inherit the exported variables. Try starting emacs from a bash
>   command line.[fn:2]
> Nick
> Footnotes:
> [fn:1] If you define it in .bashrc, you shouldn't have to log out and log
>        back in: just start a new bash shell.
> [fn:2] I prefer defining variables in my .profile and I have arranged
>        for my .profile to be sourced by the appropriate initialization
>        file of my graphical desktop environment, so I get it whether I
>        log in at the console or through the graphical login. That
>        way *every* process, no matter how it is started, has the
>        variables available to it. I use .bashrc only for aliases (which
>        I use very rarely, so most of the time I don't have a .bashrc
>        file at all).

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