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Accessing environment variables

The process.env property returns an object containing the user environment.

It returns an object like this one :

 TERM: 'xterm-256color',
 SHELL: '/usr/local/bin/bash',
 USER: 'maciej',
 PATH: '~/.bin/:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin',
 PWD: '/Users/maciej',
 EDITOR: 'vim',
 SHLVL: '1',
 HOME: '/Users/maciej',
 LOGNAME: 'maciej',
 _: '/usr/local/bin/node'
process.env.HOME // '/Users/maciej'

If you set environment variable FOO to foobar, it will be accessible with:

process.env.FOO // 'foobar'


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