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putenv

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

putenvImposta il valore di una variabile d'ambiente

Descrizione

void putenv ( string $setting )

Imposta una variable nell'ambiente del server. La variabile d'ambiente esisterà solo per lòa durata dsello script Alla fine di questo l'ambiente sarà ripristinato allo stato originario.

L'impostazione di certe variabili d'ambiente può causare dei problemi di sicurezza. La direttiva safe_mode_allowed_env_vars contiene un'elenco separato da virgole di prefissi. In Mpodlità Sicura, l'utente può soltanto alterare le variabili d'ambiente il cui nome inizia con il prefisso indicato da questa direttiva. Per default, gli utenti sono abilitati ad impostare le variabili d'ambiente con inizino con PHP_ (ad esempio PHP_FOO=BAR). Nota: Se questa direttiva è vuota, il PHP permetterà all'utente di modificare QUALSIASI variabile d'ambiente!

La direttiva safe_mode_protected_env_vars contiene un elenco separato da virgola di variabili d'ambiente, che l'utente non può modificare tramite putenv(). Questa variabili saranno protette anche se safe_mode_allowed_env_vars autorizza la modifica a queste.

Avviso

Queste impostazioni hanno effetto soltanto se safe-mode è impostato!

Example #1 Impostazione di una variabile d'ambiente

<?php
putenv
("UNIQID=$uniqid");
?>

Vedere anche getenv().

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JM
7 years ago
The other problem with the code from av01 at bugfix dot cc is that
the behaviour is as per the comments here, not there:
<?php
putenv
('MYVAR='); // set MYVAR to an empty value.  It is in the environment
putenv('MYVAR'); // unset MYVAR.  It is removed from the environment
?>
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david dot boyce at messagingdirect dot comnospam
14 years ago
Environment variables are part of the underlying operating system's
way of doing things, and are used to pass information between a parent
process and its child, as well as to affect the way some internal
functions behave.  They should not be regarded as ordinary PHP
variables.

A primary purpose of setting environment variables in a PHP script is
so that they are available to processes invoked by that script using
e.g. the system() function, and it's unlikely that they would need to
be changed for other reasons.

For example, if a particular system command required a special value
of the environment variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH to execute successfully,
then the following code might be used on a *NIX system:

<?php
$saved
= getenv("LD_LIBRARY_PATH");        // save old value
$newld = "/extra/library/dir:/another/path/to/lib"// extra paths to add
if ($saved) { $newld .= ":$saved"; }           // append old paths if any
putenv("LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$newld");        // set new value
system("mycommand -with args");        // do system command;
                        // mycommand is loaded using
                        // libs in the new path list
putenv("LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$saved");        // restore old value
?>

It will usually be appropriate to restore the old value after use;
LD_LIBRARY_PATH is a particularly good example of a variable which it
is important to restore immediately, as it is used by internal
functions.

If php.ini configuration allows, the values of environment variables
are made available as PHP global variables on entry to a script, but
these global variables are merely copies and do not track the actual
environment variables once the script is entered.  Changing
$REMOTE_ADDR (or even $HTTP_ENV_VARS["REMOTE_ADDR"]) should not be
expected to affect the actual environment variable; this is why
putenv() is needed.

Finally, do not rely on environment variables maintaining the same
value from one script invocation to the next, especially if you have
used putenv().  The result depends on many factors, such as CGI vs
apache module, and the exact way in which the environment is
manipulated before entering the script.
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php at keith tyler dot com
4 years ago
putenv/getenv, $_ENV, and phpinfo(INFO_ENVIRONMENT) are three completely distinct environment stores. doing putenv("x=y") does not affect $_ENV; but also doing $_ENV["x"]="y" likewise does not affect getenv("x"). And neither affect what is returned in phpinfo().

Assuming the USER environment variable is defined as "dave" before running the following:

<?php
print "env is: ".$_ENV["USER"]."\n";
print
"(doing: putenv fred)\n";
putenv("USER=fred");
print
"env is: ".$_ENV["USER"]."\n";
print
"getenv is: ".getenv("USER")."\n";
print
"(doing: set _env barney)\n";
$_ENV["USER"]="barney";
print
"getenv is: ".getenv("USER")."\n";
print
"env is: ".$_ENV["USER"]."\n";
phpinfo(INFO_ENVIRONMENT);
?>

prints:

env is: dave
(doing: putenv fred)
env is: dave
getenv is: fred
(doing: set _env barney)
getenv is: fred
env is: barney
phpinfo()

Environment

Variable => Value
...
USER => dave
...
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Anonymous Coder
2 years ago
It's the putenv() type of environment variables that get passed to a child process executed via exec().

If you need to delete an existing environment variable so the child process does not see it, use:

putenv('FOOBAR');

That is, leave out both the "=" and a value.
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Iavor
9 years ago
Compare to apache_setenv() and apache_getenv().

I had a case setting an env var in VirtualHost which I tried to change with putenv() - but did not work.

apache_setenv() worked.
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cap at capsi dot com
11 years ago
I've been using putenv with PHP 4.3.1 and Apache 2.0.44, but it does not seem to restore variables correctly. I'm getting +0100 and -0800 entries all across my Apache logs. Manually adding a putenv in page footers to restore the original value seems to fix things, but I still wish I could set the time zone for a specific request only.

I'm not sure whether using putenv affects all threads within the process, that could be another problem.
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