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getenv(3)							     getenv(3)

Name
       getenv, setenv, unsetenv	 - manipulate environment variables

Syntax
       char *getenv(name)
       char *name;

       setenv(name, value, overwrite)
       char *name, value;
       int overwrite;

       void unsetenv(name)
       char *name;

Description
       The  subroutine	searches the environment list for a string of the form
       name = value and returns a pointer to the string value if such a string
       is present, otherwise returns the value 0 (NULL).  For further informa‚Äź
       tion, see

       The subroutine searches the environment list in the same manner	as  If
       the  string name is not found, a string of the form name=value is added
       to the environment.  If it is found, and	 overwrite  is	non-zero,  its
       value  is changed to value.  The subroutine returns 0 on success and -1
       on failure, where failure is caused by an inability to  allocate	 space
       for the environment.

       The  subroutine	removes	 all  occurrences  of the string name from the
       environment.  There is no library provision for completely removing the
       current	environment.   It is suggested that the following code be used
       to do so.
       static char     *envinit[1];
       extern char     **environ;
       environ = envinit;
       All of these routines permit, but do not	 require,  a  trailing	equals
       sign (=) on name or a leading equals sign on value.

See Also
	csh(1), sh(1), execve(2), putenv(3), environ(7)

								     getenv(3)
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