shell-env
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shell-env

Get environment variables from the shell

Especially useful for Electron apps as GUI apps on macOS doesn't inherit the environment variables defined in your dotfiles (.bash_profile/.zshrc/etc).

Install

$ npm install shell-env

Usage

import {shellEnv} from 'shell-env';

console.log(await shellEnv());
//=> {TERM_PROGRAM: 'Apple_Terminal', SHELL: '/bin/zsh', ...}

console.log(await shellEnv('/bin/bash'));
//=> {TERM_PROGRAM: 'iTerm.app', SHELL: '/bin/zsh', ...}

API

Note that for Bash, it reads .bash_profile, but not .bashrc.

shellEnv(shell?)

Return a promise for the environment variables.

shellEnvSync(shell?)

Returns the environment variables.

shell

Type: string
Default: User default shell

Shell to read the environment variables from.

Related

  • shell-path - Get the $PATH from the shell
  • fix-path - Fix the $PATH on macOS when run from a GUI app
  • shell-history - Get the command history of the user's shell

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npm i shell-env

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4.0.1

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