How to overwrite .env file variables in laravel?

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by shyann , in category: PHP Frameworks , 11 days ago

How to overwrite .env file variables in laravel?

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by orpha , 10 days ago

@shyann 

To overwrite .env file variables in Laravel, you can do the following:

  1. Make sure you have the desired variables in your .env file.
  2. To overwrite a variable, you can set it in your config file, database configuration file, or any other configuration file where you use the variable.


For example, let's say you have a variable named APP_ENV in your .env file:

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APP_ENV=production


To overwrite this variable, you can set it in your config file like this:

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// config/app.php

return [
    'env' => 'testing',
];


In this case, the value of APP_ENV will be "testing" instead of "production" when you access it in your application.


By setting the variable in a configuration file, you can easily overwrite .env file variables without directly modifying the .env file. This approach is useful for keeping different configuration settings for different environments (like development, testing, staging, and production) without changing the environment variables in the .env file.