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 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 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.