libc.info: getenv

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`getenv'--look up environment variable

*Synopsis*
     #include <stdlib.h>
     char *getenv(const char *NAME);
   *Description*
`getenv' searches the list of environment variable names and values
(using the global pointer "`char **environ'") for a variable whose name
matches the string at NAME.  If a variable name matches, `getenv'
returns a pointer to the associated value.
*Returns*
A pointer to the (string) value of the environment variable, or `NULL'
if there is no such environment variable.
*Portability*
`getenv' is ANSI, but the rules for properly forming names of
environment variables vary from one system to another.
   `getenv' requires a global pointer `environ'.