Getting a live view of environment variables (Gradle and JDK 9)

Martin Buchholz martinrb at
Tue May 16 20:21:08 UTC 2017

On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 12:29 PM, Chris Hegarty <chris.hegarty at>

> Re-reading/refreshing the env variables has come up before, in other
> contexts. As David pointed out [1], re-reading introduces no more risk than
> is already there ( if specified correctly ).

Adding a Java API for re-reading would be really weird because there would
be no Java API for writing, and there's no way on a Unix system to write at
all without introducing a risk of SEGV.

> -Chris.
> [1]
> May/047668.html

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