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NAME

       getenv - get an environment variable

SYNOPSIS

       #include <stdlib.h>

       char *getenv(const char *name);

DESCRIPTION

       The  getenv()  function searches the environment list for a string that
       matches the string pointed to by name.  The strings  are  of  the  form
       name = value.

RETURN VALUE

       The   getenv()   function  returns  a  pointer  to  the  value  in  the
       environment, or NULL if there is no match.

CONFORMING TO

       SVr4, POSIX.1-2001, 4.3BSD, C89, C99.

SEE ALSO

       clearenv(3), putenv(3), setenv(3), unsetenv(3), environ(7)

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