If you have an active nodejs process running on your system, the easiest way to check what environment variables it is using can be done in 2 simple steps.
- Identify the process id of your nodejs app
pe -ef | grep node
- Use the PID you found in the above step in the following command
sudo cat /proc/PID/environ | tr \0 \n
The above command spits out a large bunch of key-valye pairs. You can always grep it for the variables you are interested in. e.g.
sudo cat /proc/PID/environ | tr \0 \n | grep NODE_ENV
To check the environment variables from within the code itself, simply log the value of the variable
process.env anywhere in your code.