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A method, system, and computer-usable medium for enhancing environment variable and process option invocation in a data processing system. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, in response to receiving a request for a system startup, an operating system loads a centralized environment file. In response to receiving a request for a user login, the operating system searches for a user environment file. In response to determining that the user environment file conflicts with the centralized environment file, the operating system overrides the user environment file with settings from the centralized environment file.