how do i get the environment variable

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    how do i get the environment variable

    On a windows machine in command prompt when i type "set" i get a list of environment variables. How do i access these from a c program. I am looking for the variable called "USERPROFILE"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harman
    how do i get the environment variable
    There is a function called getenv you should look into.
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    thanks, as you can guess i am very new to c.

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