Casey Bralla on 24 Dec 2010 05:55:35 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Get Python Environmental Varibles

On Friday 24 December 2010 7:52:42 am Casey Bralla wrote:
> I'm working on a cgi-bin script in Python, and I'd like to be able to read
> environmental variables.  There is a nifty routine for this in python call
> os.getenv.  The only problem is that you have to know what the
> environmental name is, before you can get it's value.
> I'd like to read the entire list of variables, and then use that to decide
> which one will have the utility I need (I'm looking for some path info, but
> also want to understand the whole system.)
> Does anybody know how to get a complete list of environmental variables
> from a running python program?

I used the subprocess.Popen routines to run the "env" command which gave me 
the list of variables.

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