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Edit summary for version 25 :
New C++ implementation by user [nuraby]

Version 24

2019-10-19, 23:07:21

Version 25

2020-05-22, 10:14:07

Idiom #205 Get an environment variable

Read an environment variable with the name "FOO" and assign it to the string variable foo. If it does not exist or if the system does not support environment variables, assign a value of "none".

Idiom #205 Get an environment variable

Read an environment variable with the name "FOO" and assign it to the string variable foo. If it does not exist or if the system does not support environment variables, assign a value of "none".

Extra Keywords
envvar os system
Extra Keywords
envvar os system
Imports
#include <cstdlib>
#include <string>
Code
const char* tmp = std::getenv("FOO");
std::string foo = tmp ? std::string(tmp) : "none";
Comments bubble
If environment variable was not found, std::getenv returns nullptr
Doc URL
https://en.cppreference.com/w/cpp/utility/program/getenv