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Environment Variable from C program

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I would like to export a shell variables from a C program but
when program exits variable is not set. Is somebody has an idea ?
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This does not work, because every process has its own environment. As soon as your process exits, its environment is gone.

More information can be found in the UNIX Programming FAQ: http://www.erlenstar.demon.co.uk/unix/faq_2.html#SEC7

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by:ahoffmann
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It's not easy, but it's not impossible.
exec program :-)
(of course you need additional hacking in your C code to get
work, even as one would expect it working)
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