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Apache Module mod_env

Description:Modifies the environment which is passed to CGI scripts and SSI pages
Status:Base
Module Identifier:env_module
Source File:mod_env.c

Summary

This module allows for control of internal environment variables that are used by various Apache HTTP Server modules. These variables are also provided to CGI scripts as native system environment variables, and available for use in SSI pages. Environment variables may be passed from the shell which invoked the httpd process. Alternatively, environment variables may be set or unset within the configuration process.

Directives

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PassEnv Directive

Description:Passes environment variables from the shell
Syntax:PassEnv env-variable [env-variable] ...
Context:server config, virtual host, directory, .htaccess
Override:FileInfo
Status:Base
Module:mod_env

Specifies one or more native system environment variables to make available as internal environment variables, which are available to Apache HTTP Server modules as well as propogated to CGI scripts and SSI pages. Values come from the native OS environment of the shell which invoked the httpd process.

Example

      PassEnv LD_LIBRARY_PATH
      
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SetEnv Directive

Description:Sets environment variables
Syntax:SetEnv env-variable value
Context:server config, virtual host, directory, .htaccess
Override:FileInfo
Status:Base
Module:mod_env

Sets an internal environment variable, which is then available to Apache HTTP Server modules, and passed on to CGI scripts and SSI pages.

Example

      SetEnv SPECIAL_PATH /foo/bin
      

The internal environment variables set by this directive are set after most early request processing directives are run, such as access control and URI-to-filename mapping. If the environment variable you're setting is meant as input into this early phase of processing such as the RewriteRule directive, you should instead set the environment variable with SetEnvIf.

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UnsetEnv Directive

Description:Removes variables from the environment
Syntax:UnsetEnv env-variable [env-variable] ...
Context:server config, virtual host, directory, .htaccess
Override:FileInfo
Status:Base
Module:mod_env

Removes one or more internal environment variables from those passed on to CGI scripts and SSI pages.

Example

      UnsetEnv LD_LIBRARY_PATH