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    ARB environment variables

    OCCURRENCE

    Anywhere

     

    DESCRIPTION

    Arb is aware of several environment variables:

    ARBHOME
    Should be set to the arb install directory (usually /usr/arb)
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    path to system libraries (should contain $ARBHOME/lib (i.e. /usr/arb/lib if $ARBHOME is /usr/arb)). Set by the 'arb' script. (Note: unused/does not work under OSX, because of SIP)
    ARB_TEXTEDIT
    The NAME (e.g. "gedit") of the editor you like to use when editing textlike files via ARB (used by script arb_textedit. auto-detected if undefined)
    ARB_XTERM
    The call which is needed to create a normal xterm
    (default: xterm -sl 1000 -sb -geometry 150x60
     Note: until arb-6.0.x geometry defaulted to "120x50")
    ARB_XCMD
    The call which is needed to create a xterm invoking external programs (default: $ARB_XTERM -e ).
    USER
    your username (normally set by shell).
    PRINTER
    if PRINTER is defined, it may contain the name of your printer. ARB will then automatically use it in the printer command.
    ARB_PID
    internal PID for communication (set by the 'arb' script)
    ARBMACRO
    directory name where global ARB-macros may be provides by system administrator (default: $ARBHOME/lib/macros )
    ARB_PROP
    directory name where your local ARB-properties will be saved to/loaded from (default: $HOME/.arb_prop ). Allows to use different ARB configurations in the same user account.
    ARBMACROHOME
    directory name where your local ARB-macros will be saved to/loaded from (default: $ARB_PROP/macros )
    ARBCONFIG
    directory name where your local ARB-configs will be saved to/loaded from (default: $ARB_PROP/cfgSave )
    ARB_GS
    name of postscript viewer used by ARB (default: 'gv' or 'ghostview')
    ARB_PDFVIEW
    name of pdf viewer used by ARB (default: 'epdfview' or 'acroread' or 'gv')
    ARB_WORKDIR
    extra directory appearing in ARB-File-Browsers (default: none)
    ARB_DOC
    directory where ARB searches for *.ps, *.ps.gz, *.pdf and *.pdf.gz (default: $ARBHOME/lib/help)
    ARB_HTMLDOC
    directory where ARB searches for *.html help files (default: $ARBHOME/lib/help_html)
     

    NOTES

    Short description of how to set an environment variable:

    1. for bash users (add to .bashrc):
      ARB_GS='my_special_postscript_viewer'
      export  ARB_GS
    2. for tcsh users (add to .cshrc):
      setenv ARB_GS 'my_special_postscript_viewer'

     

    EXAMPLES

    None

     

    WARNINGS

    None

     

    BUGS

    No bugs known