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Re^2: .env loading the dot env file?

by szabgab (Priest)
on Mar 28, 2021 at 09:24 UTC ( [id://11130503] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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I think in the cases I saw this, the .env file was more like an INI file without any sections and certainly without any shell-like executions. Just plain key-value pairs. I am not sure even quotes are needed. However splitting to only 2 values should be used so the value part could contain an equal sign as well. Better yet, use your suggestion.

I am still wondering how much is this a "standard practice" or a good practice?

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Re^3: .env loading the dot env file?
by perlfan (Vicar) on Mar 28, 2021 at 18:35 UTC
    It is definitely not "best practice" to parse config files of any format that is not your own in an ad hoc way. It's a last resource if you can't figure out the format or proper way to use it for affecting your environment externally to your Perl program; that said, if you have to do it you have to do it. Try not to, though.