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CLEARENV(3)			    Linux Programmer's Manual			      CLEARENV(3)

NAME
       clearenv - clear the environment

SYNOPSIS
       #include <stdlib.h>

       int clearenv(void);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       clearenv(): _SVID_SOURCE || _BSD_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION
       The  clearenv() function clears the environment of all name-value pairs and sets the value
       of the external variable environ to NULL.

RETURN VALUE
       The clearenv() function returns zero on success, and a nonzero value on failure.

VERSIONS
       Not in libc4, libc5.  In glibc since glibc 2.0.

CONFORMING TO
       Various UNIX variants  (DG/UX,  HP-UX,  QNX,  ...).   POSIX.9  (bindings  for  FORTRAN77).
       POSIX.1-1996  did  not accept clearenv() and putenv(3), but changed its mind and scheduled
       these  functions  for  some  later  issue  of  this  standard  (cf.  B.4.6.1).	 However,
       POSIX.1-2001 adds only putenv(3), and rejected clearenv().

NOTES
       Used in security-conscious applications.  If it is unavailable the assignment

	   environ = NULL;

       will probably do.

       The  DG/UX  and Tru64 man pages write: If environ has been modified by anything other than
       the putenv(3), getenv(3), or clearenv() functions, then clearenv() will	return	an  error
       and the process environment will remain unchanged.

SEE ALSO
       getenv(3), putenv(3), setenv(3), unsetenv(3), environ(7)

COLOPHON
       This  page  is  part of release 3.53 of the Linux man-pages project.  A description of the
       project,    and	  information	 about	  reporting    bugs,	can    be    found     at
       http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

Linux					    2010-10-04				      CLEARENV(3)
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