printenv man page

printenv — print all or part of environment



printenv HOME

printenv --null HOME


printenv [OPTION]... [VARIABLE]...


Print the values of the specified environment VARIABLE(s). If no VARIABLE is specified, print name and value pairs for them all.

-0, --null

end each output line with NUL, not newline


display this help and exit


output version information and exit

NOTE: your shell may have its own version of printenv, which usually supersedes the version described here.  Please refer to your shell's documentation for details about the options it supports.


Written by David MacKenzie and Richard Mlynarik.

Reporting Bugs

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See Also

Full documentation at: <>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) printenv invocation'

Referenced By

environ(7), perlfunc(1).

July 2018 GNU coreutils 8.30 User Commands