Adding environment variables to bash.

John Lawrence mail at
Thu Sep 11 12:51:53 CEST 2008

> doesn't exactly work for Python scripts, though:

True, but you can use it in the following (admittedly messy) way:

jl> cat
/usr/bin/env python $@
. ./settmp
rm settmp

jl> cat
command = "export TEST='hello'\n"
open('settmp', 'w').write(command)

jl> . && env | grep TEST

Note this won't set the environment variable until the end of the script, so
if it's used in the script as well then it'll also need to be set with, for
example, os.environ["TEST"] = "hello"

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