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PRINTENV(1)			   BSD General Commands Manual			      PRINTENV(1)

NAME
     printenv, env -- print out the environment, set and print environment

SYNOPSIS
     printenv [name]
     env [-i] [name=value ...] [utility [argument ...]]

DESCRIPTION
     The printenv utility prints out the names and values of the variables in the environment,
     with one name/value pair per line.  If name is specified, only its value is printed.

     Some shells may provide a builtin printenv command which is similar or identical to this
     utility.  Consult the builtin(1) manual page.

     The env utility executes utility after modifying the environment as specified on the command
     line.  The option name=value specifies an environment variable, name, with a value of value.

     The options are as follows:

     -i      Execute the utility with only those environment values specified.	The environment
	     inherited by env is ignored completely.

     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.

     The env utility is sometimes useful with the ``#!'' construct (see execve(2)).  The only
     difference between ``#!/usr/local/bin/foo'' and ``#!/usr/bin/env /usr/local/bin/foo'' is
     that the latter works even if /usr/local/bin/foo is itself interpreted.  Using env this way
     also allows one to reference foo without the path, as well as set up the environment as
     desired.

ENVIRONMENT
     The env utility uses the PATH environment variable is used to locate the requested utility
     if the name contains no '/' characters.

DIAGNOSTICS
     The printenv utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

     The env utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.  An exit status of 126 indi-
     cates utility was found, but could not be executed.  An exit status of 127 indicates utility
     could not be found.

COMPATIBILITY
     The env utility accepts the - option as a synonym for -i.

SEE ALSO
     csh(1), sh(1), execvp(3), environ(7)

STANDARDS
     The env utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'').

HISTORY
     The printenv command appeared in 3.0BSD.

BUGS
     The env utility doesn't handle utility arguments with equal (``='') signs in their names,
     for obvious reasons.

BSD					   June 6, 1993 				      BSD
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