Environmental Variables

John Salerno johnjsal at NOSPAMgmail.com
Mon Mar 13 18:01:48 CET 2006


Sathyaish wrote:
> In which physical file are the python environmental variables located?
> I know I can access them using the:
> 
> 
> os.environ.get('PYTHONSTARTUP')
> 
> or
> 
> os.environ.get('PYTHONPATH')
> 
> 
> to get their values. But out of the program, if I need to look at them
> and alter their values, where do I find them? Are they the OS
> environmental variables as I suspect? If they are, then I'll find them
> with the other OS environ variables in My
> Computer->System->Properties->Advanced->Environmental Variables.
> 
> But I checked that place and did not find any default values for them.
> 

As far as PYTHONPATH goes, I added that one manually to my list of 
environment variables. As far as I know, it's not there by default.

Now, can someone tell me if adding it manually interferes with anything 
else Python itself is doing?



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