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Re: reading environment variables

From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: reading environment variables
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2008 20:24:31 -0500
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In article <>,
 Martin Rubey <> wrote:

> Dear gnu emacs gurus,
> I'm trying to get hold of an environment variable a process sets that I'm
> starting with make-comint.
> I know of getenv, but that doesn't seem to do the right thing: as far as I can
> see it only knows about variables that affect emacs, rather than a given
> process.
> Unfortunately, the value of this variable decides how emacs will communicate
> with the subprocess, therefore I cannot really ask the process about the
> value...  Well, maybe I can somehow, but I'm hoping for an easy way.

I don't think there's any general mechanism to look up variables in 
another process's environment.  This is a limitation in most OSes, not 
anything particular to Emacs.

Barry Margolin,
Arlington, MA
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