How to set environment variables in bash and zsh

Both operations are the sameThumpwithsh, Warn to stick with it, you need to use.bashrcwith.zshrc, Respectively.

Setting them in the shell is the same:

$ export VARIABLE=something

To make sure it is set, type


If you edit a dot file, to apply the changes to the current shell use source .dotfile.

This works for Bash and Zsh.

With Fish you prepend env:

env API_KEY=123123 node app.js