I want to run a program in Terminal and set its environment variables. According to my research one can do this using:
VARIABLE="value" VARIABLE2="value2" run_program
Now I'd like to set a variety of variables using a configuration file. Indeed, I could inject variables into the active shell using:
I then can use
echo $VARIABLE in the terminal.
Anyway, when I now run
. program_variables.config run_program
I cannot access the variables within the program. I also tried separating the two parts with
After thinking about what's happening there I had the following ideas:
cat program_variables.config | xargs run_program
cat program_variables.config | tr -d '\n' run_program
and a few more.
I didn't write the called program myself so I cannot change the behavior how variables are read.
Any ideas how I output the file as if I would have written its content in the shell myself?