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getenv Получение значения переменной окружения


string getenv ( string $varname [, bool $local_only = false ] )

Получает значение переменной среды.

Список всех переменных окружения можно посмотреть с помощью функции phpinfo(). Многие из этих переменных есть в документе » RFC 3875, по большей части в разделе 4.1, "Request Meta-Variables".

Список параметров


Имя переменной.


Установите в значение TRUE для получения только локальных переменных окружения (установленные операционной системой или командой putenv).

Возвращаемые значения

Возвращает значение переменной среды varname или FALSE, если переменной varname не существует.

Список изменений

Версия Описание
5.5.38, 5.6.24, 7.0.9 Был добавлен параметр local_only.



Если PHP запущен в SAPI, например как Fast CGI, эта функция будет возвращать значения переменных окружения установленных SAPI, даже если вы использовали putenv() для установки локальной переменной с таким же именем. Используйте параметр local_only для получения установленных локально переменных.


Пример #1 Пример использования getenv()

// Пример использования getenv()
$ip getenv('REMOTE_ADDR');

// можно еще воспользоваться суперглобальной переменной ($_SERVER or $_ENV)

// Гарантированно получаем значение переменной окружения, не обращая внимания,
// была ли она переопределена SAPI или изменена с помощью putenv
$ip getenv('REMOTE_ADDR'true) ?: getenv('REMOTE_ADDR')

Смотрите также

  • putenv() - Устанавливает значение переменной среды
  • apache_getenv() - Возвращает переменную окружения подпроцесса сервера Apache
  • Superglobals

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User Contributed Notes 11 notes

7 years ago
This function is useful (compared to $_SERVER, $_ENV) because it searches $varname key in those array case-insensitive manner.
For example on Windows $_SERVER['Path'] is like you see Capitalized, not 'PATH' as you expected.
So just: <?php getenv('path') ?>
1 year ago
As noted on, getenv() can confuse you in having you believe that all variables come from a "safe" environment (not all of them do).

In particular, $_SERVER['HTTP_PROXY'] (or its equivalent getenv('HTTP_PROXY')) can be manually set in the HTTP request header, so it should not be considered safe in a CGI environment.

In short, try to avoid using getenv('HTTP_PROXY') without properly filtering it.
php at keith tyler dot com
5 years ago
All of the notes and examples so far have been strictly CGI.
It should not be understated the usefulness of getenv()/putenv() in CLI as well.

You can pass a number of variables to a CLI script via environment variables, either in Unix/Linux bash/sh with the "VAR='foo'; export $VAR" paradigm, or in Windows with the "set VAR='foo'" paradigm. (Csh users, you're on your own!) getenv("VAR") will retrieve that value from the environment.

We have a system by which we include a file full of putenv() statements storing configuration values that can apply to many different CLI PHP programs. But if we want to override these values, we can use the shell's (or calling application, such as ant) environment variable setting method to do so.

This saves us from having to manage an unmanageable amount of one-off configuration changes per execution via command line arguments; instead we just set the appropriate env var first.
13 years ago
As you know, getenv('DOCUMENT_ROOT') is useful.
However, under CLI environment(I tend to do quick check
if it works or not), it doesn't work without modified php.ini
file. So I add "export DOCUMENT_ROOT=~" in my .bash_profile.
hello at jabran dot me
2 years ago
Beware that when using this function with PHP built-in server – i.e. php -S localhost:8000 – it will return boolean FALSE.
sam at sambarrow dot com
9 years ago
SERVER_NAME is the name defined in the apache configuration.
HTTP_HOST is the host header sent by the client when using the more recent versions of the http protocol.
pritisn at gmail dot com
2 years ago
for quick check of getenv() adding a new env variable -
if you add a new env variable, make sure not only apache but xampp is also restarted.
Otherwise getenv() will return false for the newly added env variable.
chuck dot reeves at gmail dot com
7 years ago
When writing CLI applications, not that any environment variables that are set in your web server config will not be passed through.  PHP will pass through system environment variables that are prefixed based off the safe_mode_allowed_env_vars directive in your php.ini
jaraco at jaraco dot com
6 months ago
The example on how to fallback produces a syntax error on PHP 5.2:

-bash-3.2$ cat test.php

= getenv('REMOTE_ADDR', true) ?: getenv('REMOTE_ADDR')


-bash-3.2$ /web/cgi-bin/php5 test.php
Content-type: text/html

<br />
<b>Parse error</b>:  syntax error, unexpected ':' in <b>/home/content/25/11223125/test.php</b> on line <b>3</b><br />

On PHP 5.2, one must write

$ip = getenv('REMOTE_ADDR', true) ? getenv('REMOTE_ADDR', true) : getenv('REMOTE_ADDR')
f dot hartmann2 at gmx dot net
8 years ago
A function returning the remote adress of the visiting browser could look like this:

function getIPfromXForwarded() {
$addr = explode(",",$ipString);

Note that some adresses are followed by a whitespace and ip2long(getIPfromXForwarded()) would not return the expected result.

Make use of trim() in your scripts, either in the function itself, or the surrounding space of the caller.

renko at <remove>virtual-life dot net
13 years ago
The function 'getenv' does not work if your Server API is ASAPI (IIS).

So, try to don't use getenv('REMOTE_ADDR'), but $_SERVER["REMOTE_ADDR"].
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