getenv

Environment variable

Syntax

value = getenv(name)

Description

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value = getenv(name) searches the operating system environment variable list for text of the form name=value.

On UNIX® platforms, the shell you use to start MATLAB® determines the operating system environment. For example, starting MATLAB on a Mac platform from the Applications folder creates a different shell environment from starting MATLAB from Terminal.

Examples

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res = getenv('SYSTEMROOT')
res = 'C:\windows'

Input Arguments

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Environment variable name, specified as a string or a character vector.

Example: 'PATH'

Output Arguments

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Environment variable value, returned as a character vector. If name is not found, then MATLAB returns an empty matrix.

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Introduced before R2006a