Environment variables not visible from Python

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Thu Sep 22 12:16:47 CEST 2011

Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> writes:

> I don't understand why some environment variables are not visible from 
> Python.

Not all variables are environment variables. Variables only become
environment variables if exported to the environment; the ‘export’
command is one way to do that.

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Ben Finney

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