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I run Emacs in the daemon mode as a user's systemd unit. However it won't read my environment variables. How to make it import my .bashrc first?
I have multiple paths added in there and want to be able to use them in Emacs (but I don't want to maintain both .bashrc and .emacs by adding them to exec-path).

  • Can you please tell use more about what you want to achieve? – Nsukami _ Nov 29 '15 at 21:47
  • @Nsukami_, I've updated the question – contemplator Nov 29 '15 at 21:57
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You're probably looking for the package exec-path-from-shell. Once it's installed, put this in your .emacs:

(exec-path-from-shell-initialize)

for emacs to read .bashrc on startup. That way you won't have to maintain paths in two places.

  • This does not seem to work when I put it in my init.el file. Is the .emacs file a requirement? (That would make it hard to VCS my ~/.emacs.d – Christophe De Troyer Jun 15 '16 at 21:56
  • Did you first install the package exec-path-from-shell? – Emacs User Jun 15 '16 at 22:10
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When I wanted to put Emacs' socket into my encrypted $HOME, I had to put the definition TMPDIR="$HOME/tmp;export TMPDIR" in my $HOME/.profile file, so an early shell would see the definition and pass it in Emacs' ENVIRONMENT.

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