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Please tell me why I can't set my env var by modifying ~/.profile?

[104] whoami

[105]% cat .profile
. /app/share/Profile
# add any personal customizations after this line
set JAVA_HOME="/usr/java/jdk1.6.0_17"

[106]% ~/.profile
user out

[107]% echo $JAVA_HOME
JAVA_HOME: Undefined variable.
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I had to modify ~/.cshrc.

[me$]% cat ~/.cshrc
setenv MAVEN_HOME /home/bin/apache-maven-2.2.1/bin
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