Hello all, Sorry if the question if stupid but I have no big experience with programming. I am trying to set a path to be used in a makefile.in, for installation of a Fortran code. The makefile.in contains the string $(CODE_NAME) Now, when I type in the bash shell export CODE_NAME=/Users/laura/code_folder the compiling starts regularly. In order to automatize the process, I copied the line above in the .bash_profile (I have done this in the past for aliases and it worked). However in this case it does not work. Anybody can tell me what's wrong? Thanks in advance!