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 +======Environment Settings Relevant to EPIC======
 +Numerous environment variables are recognized by .  Environment variables are
 +various settings that describe your login process on a Unix system. ​ How they
 +are set mainly depends on the command shell you use.
 +  * For csh and tcsh shells: \\ setenv variable "​value"​
 +  * For bash, ksh, and zsh shells: \\ export variable="​value"​
 +  * For sh (a true Bourne shell) and ash shells, and Bourne-like shells: \\ variable="​value"​ \\ export variable
 +  * For the rc and es shells (Plan 9 descendants):​ \\ variable='​value'​
 +For all shells (except rc and es), either single quotes (') or double quotes
 +(") may be used.  For all shells, the case of the variable is significant.
 +Environment variables are, by convention, in all uppercase, and EPIC is no
 +exception. ​ The following variables are used by EPIC:
 +|IRCNICK ​          ​|default nickname when connecting to a server ​                                         |
 +|IRCNAME ​          |any lunacy you want instead of your real name                                         |
 +|IRCHOST ​          ​|default local host name to use on multihomed hosts                                    |
 +|IRCSERVER ​        ​|default server list, space delimited, serv:​port:​pass ok                               |
 +|IRCPORT ​          ​|default server port to connect to                                                     |
 +|IRCUMODE ​         |initial user mode (does not work on all servers) ​                                     |
 +|IRCPATH ​          |same as [[set LOAD_PATH|LOAD_PATH]] setting ​                                          |
 +|IRCRC ​            ​|alternate startup file (in lieu of ~/​.ircrc) ​                                         |
 +|IRC_SERVERS_FILE ​ |same as compile-time SERVERS_FILE,​ specifies a file to get a list of servers from     |
 +EPIC also uses the TERM and HOME variables, which are usually set when you
 +login to your Unix system. ​ All environment variables are available for use
 +inside EPIC as normal variables, assuming another variable of the same name
 +does not exist.
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