|CLEARENV(3)||Linux Programmer's Manual||CLEARENV(3)|
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
clearenv(): /* Glibc since 2.19: */ _DEFAULT_SOURCE || /* Glibc versions <= 2.19: */ _SVID_SOURCE || _BSD_SOURCE
|clearenv ()||Thread safety||MT-Unsafe const:env|
environ = NULL;
will probably do.
The clearenv() function may be useful in security-conscious applications that want to precisely control the environment that is passed to programs executed using exec(3). The application would do this by first clearing the environment and then adding select environment variables.
Note that the main effect of clearenv() is to adjust the value of the pointer environ(7); this function does not erase the contents of the buffers containing the environment definitions.
The DG/UX and Tru64 man pages write: If environ has been modified by anything other than the putenv(3), getenv(3), or clearenv() functions, then clearenv() will return an error and the process environment will remain unchanged.