ENV(1) BSD General Commands Manual ENV(1)NAMEenv — set and print environment
SYNOPSISenv [-i] [name=value ...] [utility [argument ...]]
DESCRIPTIONenv executes utility after modifying the environment as specified on the
command line. The option name=value specifies an environmental variable,
name, with a value of value. The option ‘-i’ causes env to completely
ignore the environment it inherits.
If no utility is specified, env prints out the names and values of the
variables in the environment, with one name=value pair per line.
If the utility is invoked, the exit status of env shall be the exit sta‐
tus of utility; otherwise, the env utility exits with one of the follow‐
0 The env utility completed successfully
1-125 An error occurred in the env utility.
126 The utility specified by utility was found, but could not be
127 The utility specified by utility could not be found.
The historic - option has been deprecated but is still supported in this
SEE ALSOexecvp(3), environ(7)STANDARDS
The env utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.2-1992 (“POSIX.2”).
BUGSenv doesn't handle commands with equal (“=”) signs in their names, for
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