This shouldn't be difficult but... I'm trying to set JAVA_HOME in my /<user>/.bash_profile with the following code: export JAVA_HOME=/Library/Java/Home Going back to Terminal and running 'echo $JAVA_HOME' results in: exporty/Java/Home Same problem with just about any export. GWT_HOME is also truncated. Any idea WTH is going on? This is driving me insane.