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Simple dotenv CLI.

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# dotenv CLI

Dotenv-CLI is a simple package that provides the dotenv command. It reads the .env file from the current directory puts the contents in the environment and executes the given command.

dotenv supports alternative .env files like .env.development via the -e or –dotenv parametes.

dotenv provides bash completion, so you can use dotenv like this:

`bash $ dotenv make <TAB> all clean docs lint release test `

## Install

### Using PyPi

dotenv-cli is [available on PyPi][pypi], you can install it via:


`bash $ pip install dotenv-cli `

### On Debian and Ubuntu

Alternatively, you can install dotenv-cli on Debian based distributions via:

`bash # apt-get install python3-dotenv-cli `

## Usage

Create an .env file in the root of your project and populate it with some values like so:

`sh SOME_SECRET=donttrythisathome SOME_CONFIG=foo `

Just prepend the command you want to run with the extra environment variables from the .env file with dotenv:

`bash $ dotenv some-command `

and those variables will be available in your environment variables.

### Multi-Line Value

For multi-line values, you can use quotes and the n character:


### Comments

dotenv ignores lines starting with #:

`sh # this is a comment FOO=bar" `

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