Contains a file name without a path. The specified file is used to store other Helix Server environment variables.
The current working directory (returned by
PWD) and its parents are searched for
the file. If a file is found, the variable settings within the file are
used. If additional files are found in parent directories, and they
contain variable settings not already found in other files, those
variable settings are also used.
|Used by Client?||Used by Server?||Command-Line Alternative||Can be set in P4CONFIG file?|
Value if not Explicitly Set
If not set, this variable is not used.
Create a file, such as
.p4config.txtin your client root directory.
P4CONFIGto use the file that you created:
p4 set P4CONFIG=.p4config.txt
P4CONFIG file might
contain the following lines:
P4CLIENT=marias_client P4USER=maria P4PORT=ssl:ida:3548
P4CONFIG makes it easy to switch
settings when switching between different projects. If you place a
configuration file in each of your client workspaces and set
P4CONFIG to point to that file, your
settings change to the settings in the configuration files
automatically when you move from directories in one workspace to
Common settings can be placed into a configuration file in a parent directory. These settings can be overridden by setting them in configuration files in child directories.
The file defined by
contains the same kind of information as the
P4CONFIG file. However,
P4CONFIGvariable contains only the file name of a configuration file, and the system searches through successive parent directories
P4ENVIROvariable contains the exact location and name of a configuration file if it is not at its default location
Each line in the configuration file defines one variable. The definition
takes the form
You can use both
P4ENVIRO files to define
P4CONFIGfile for those variables that have different values for different workspaces
P4ENVIROfile for those variables that remain constant for all projects.
Values set in a
P4CONFIG file override those set in a
Common variables to set within a
P4CONFIG file include the
The follow types of lines are ignored:
lines that begin with
#, which can be used for comments
duplicates of the same variable, such as P4PORT. Only the first occurrence is used.