Request for help - can variable values be passed to an Activity ?
pgf at laptop.org
Wed Sep 2 08:12:06 EDT 2009
> I've modified some system files in /etc to define some global
> environmental variables ( export WHAT=foo ). Those variables are
> available within the environment passed to a Terminal session (or
> when logged on at the text console) -- the command 'echo $WHAT
> $LANG' will emit "foo en_US.UTF-8". But those same variables are
what system files did you modify? i'm guessing it was a shell
startup file, in which case it's not surprising that activities
don't use those files.
(but your point is well taken -- i'm often frustrated that it's
hard to influence the behavior of modern gui programs via system-wide
environment. one of the sugar folk might have an idea.)
> undefined within the environment passed to an Activity launched by
> Sugar -- the command 'echo $WHAT $LANG' will emit "blank en_US.UTF-8".
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Low-level_Activity_API does not appear to
> go into how come some "global" environmental variables aren't passed
> when an Activity is launched by Sugar.
> Please - is there a way to ensure that that a particular global
> variable __does__ get passed to an Activity ?
> Thanks, mikus
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paul fox, pgf at laptop.org
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