Example: putenv

The following example uses putenv to create a new environment variable LOGFILE_NAME. It is retrieved later on with the getenv function and used to write to the log file in the system's temporary directory.

    #include <stdio.h>
    char * tmp, logfile[512], dir_separator;
    FILE* file;
    // Create an environment variable 
    // Retrieve the temporary directory environment directory
    if(tmp = (char *)getenv("TEMP"))
        lr_output_message ("Temp Dir = %s", tmp);
    else {
        lr_output_message ("TEMP environment variable undefined");
        return -1;
    sprintf(logfile, "%s\\%s", tmp, (char *)getenv("LOGFILE_NAME"));
    // Open and write to the log file
    if ((file = fopen(logfile, "w")) == NULL ) {
        lr_error_message ("Cannot open %s", logfile);
        return -1;
        lr_output_message ("Opened %s", logfile);
    fprintf(file, "this is a log file\n");
Example: Output:
Action.c(11): Temp Dir = D:\TEMP
Action.c(24): Opened D:\TEMP\lr_test.txt