Set environment variables used by toolbar application

Joe Riel joer at
Sat Sep 12 23:03:00 CEST 2015

On Sat, 12 Sep 2015 13:30:31 -0700
Joe Riel <joer at> wrote:

> How can I set the environment when launching an application from a toolbar?
> I need to have INFOPATH properly assigned when starting
> emacs from a toolbar.  Currently I assign INFOPATH in .bashrc, but
> that is not in the environment used by the toolbar launcher.

Figured it out.  I use gdm3 for the display manager, so ~/.xprofile 
does the trick.  I used


# Put this here so that it will be used by applications launched
# from the toolbar (or the desktop).

export INFOPATH="${HOME}/share/info:/usr/local/share/info:$INFOPATH"

Joe Riel

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