How to set Internet proxy setting in Ubuntu 9.10


I am begineer in Linux.
Could you please tell me how to set up internet proxy setting.
Actually i am trying to start gui mode but package is not available.
Hence i want to check internet connectivity.
Also Provide me pdf\doc of all commands.

Thanks in Advance.


Open the terminal (If you are using GUI otherwise you may already in terminal)

Type the below command

set http_proxy=http://proxyurl:port

eg., set http_proxy=http://localhost:6050

eg., set http_proxy=

Hope it helps

Thanks ihaveadream - those

Thanks ihaveadream - those terminal HTTP proxy commands helped me out too.