Displays the current environment or sets the environment for the execution of a command.
env [ -i | - ] [Name=Value ]... [Command [ Argument ... ] ]
The env command allows you to display your current environment or run a specified command in a changed environment.
If no flags or parameters are specified, the env command displays your current environment, showing one Name=Value pair per line.
|-i||Ignores the inherited environment and invokes the command specified by the Command parameter with the environment specified by the Name=Value parameters.|
|-||Obsolete flag. Use the -i flag.|
|Name=Value||You can run a command in a modified version of the current environment by specifying one or more Name=Value parameters. Use the -i flag if you wish to replace the entire current environment with the specified Name =Value parameters. In either case, environment changes are effective only while the specified command is running.|
|Command||The Command parameter has an optional Argument variable. If the specified command is one of the Korn shell special built-in commands, results are unspecified. Korn shell built-in commands are described in the ksh command.|
If the Command
parameter is specified, the exit status of the env command is the
exit status of the command specified in the Command
parameter. Otherwise, the env command exits with one of the
|0||The env command completed successfully.|
|1-125||An error occurred in the env command.|
|126||The command specified by the Command parameter was found, but could not be invoked.|
|127||The command specified by the Command parameter was not found.|
env TZ=MST7MDT date
Each of these commands displays the time in mountain time and the current date. The two commands shown are equivalent. When the date command is finished, the previous value of the TZ environment variable takes effect again.
env -i PATH=$PATH IDIR=/$HOME/include LIBDIR=/$HOME/lib make
You must specify the PATH environment variable so that the shell can find the make command. When the make command is finished, the previous environment takes effect.
|/usr/bin/env||Contains the env command.|
The printenv command, ksh command.
The environment file.
The profile file format.
The exec subroutines.
Commands Overview in AIX 5L Version 5.1 System User's Guide: Operating System and Devices.
Profiles Overview in AIX 5L Version 5.1 System Management Concepts: Operating System and Devices.
Shells Overview in AIX 5L Version 5.1 System Management Guide: Operating System and Devices.