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Is there a way to create an .env file that defines a variable with the value of another variable?

I have tried using: var1=$var2

And it obviously doesn't work.

Any takes?

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    What software uses this .env file? – thrig Sep 24 '15 at 17:55
  • You can source them from the bash using source .env and all the variables defined there will be available as environment variables. – René Olivo Sep 24 '15 at 18:07
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What does "doesn't work" mean?

$ echo -n $var1
$ echo 'var1=$PATH' > whatever
$ cat whatever
var1=$PATH
$ source whatever
$ echo $var1
/sbin:/usr/sbin:...
$ 

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