# How to Set Environment Variables From A Linux Script

If you utilize the cloud, odds are that there has been a time where you spun up a machine and needed to set the environment variables from a linux script.

The process to do this is:

1) Create a file that contains environment variables that you want to export.

environ.sh

export APIKEY="Sample API key"

2) Change the permissions of the environment file:

chmod +x environ.sh

3) Execute the script with a dot space prefix.

Use the dot space command as follows:

. environ.sh