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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: Environment variables, are they really needed??
Date Thu, 17 Jul 2003 18:07:49 GMT


>yes, I know that, but I just wondered why everyone defines them as
>environment variables..
>I see it more tidy to define them in configuration files...

As you say, it's a personal preference.  If you have many things using
java, with many configuration files, it probably makes more sense to
only define JAVA_HOME once in one place: environment variables are great
for that.

Yoav Shapira

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