printenv — print all or part of environment


printenv [OPTION...] [VARIABLE...]


Print the values of the specified environment VARIABLE(s). If no VARIABLE is specified, print name and value pairs for them all.

−0, −−null

end each output line with 0 byte rather than newline


display this help and exit


output version information and exit

[Note] Note

Your shell may have its own version of printenv, which usually supersedes the version described here. Please refer to your shell's documentation for details about the options it supports.


Written by David MacKenzie and Richard Mlynarik.


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The full documentation for printenv is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and printenv programs are properly installed at your site, the command

  • info coreutils 'printenv invocation'

should give you access to the complete manual.


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This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.