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man: systemd.exec - explicit Environment assignment
authorFrederic Crozat <fcrozat@suse.com>
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:06:00 +0000 (18:06 +0100)
committerZbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek <zbyszek@in.waw.pl>
Fri, 25 Jan 2013 00:36:47 +0000 (19:36 -0500)
Hi all,

while working on another bug, I discovered the "strange" way systemd is
parsing Environment= in .service and thought it was worth documenting
(because I don't expect people to find this syntax by themselves unless
they read the parsing code ;)

Be more verbose about using space in Environment field and not
using value of other variables

Fixes https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=840260

[zj: expand and reformat the example a bit]

man/systemd.exec.xml

index 8a22ac0..a0fca59 100644 (file)
                                 empty string is assigned to this
                                 option the list of environment
                                 variables is reset, all prior
-                                assignments have no effect. See
+                                assignments have no effect.
+                                Variable expansion is not performed
+                                inside the strings, and $ has no special
+                                meaning.
+                                If you need to assign a value containing spaces
+                                to a variable, use double quotes (")
+                                for the assignment.</para>
+
+                                <para>Example:
+                                <programlisting>Environment="VAR1=word1 word2" VAR2=word3 "VAR3=word 5 6"</programlisting>
+                                gives three variables <literal>VAR1</literal>,
+                                <literal>VAR2</literal>, <literal>VAR3</literal>.
+                                </para>
+
+                                <para>
+                                See
                                 <citerefentry><refentrytitle>environ</refentrytitle><manvolnum>7</manvolnum></citerefentry>
-                                for details.</para></listitem>
+                                for details about environment variables.</para></listitem>
                         </varlistentry>
                         <varlistentry>
                                 <term><varname>EnvironmentFile=</varname></term>