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;;; -*-Emacs-Lisp-*- Functions to manipulate environment variables.
;;; Copyright Free Software Foundation 1991

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(defun setenv (variable value)
  "Set the value of the environment variable named VARIABLE to VALUE.
VARIABLE and VALUE should both be strings.
This function works by modifying process-environment."
  (if (string-match "=" variable)
      (error "name of environment variable contains an '=' character")
    (let ((pattern (concat "^" (regexp-quote (concat variable "="))))
	  (scan process-environment))
      (while scan
	(cond
	 ((string-match pattern (car scan))
	  (setcar scan (concat variable "=" value))
	  (setq scan nil))
	 ((null (setq scan (cdr scan)))
	  (setq process-environment
		(cons (concat variable "=" value) process-environment))))))))
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(provide 'setenv)