RE: Environment variables

Alan Sparks (
Tue, 22 Oct 1996 08:23:40 -0700

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From: Alan Sparks <>
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Subject: RE: Environment variables
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 1996 08:23:40 -0700

The FastCGI processes only get environment variables from the Web server
startup directive (AppClass).  If you specify one or more -initial-env options
in the AppClass directive, this is passed to the process.  The variables set
in the Web server's environment are *not* passed.

If no -initial-env parameters are specified, the only environment the FCGI 
process gets are the standard CGI variables, set fresh in each iteration of
the FCGI_accept loop.

From: 	Yan Dolyar
Sent: 	Monday, October 21, 1996 1:40 PM
Subject: 	Environment variables

Can you tell me, where does fastcgi pick up its environment variables?
I set them in my .cshrc file and from command line, but fastcgi process
still find them at some other place.


Yan Dolyar