What are Github Actions Environment Variables?
Environment variables in GitHub Actions allow you to store login credentials, secrets and constant data that you can use in your Github Actions jobs.
In this simple example workflow we define an environment variable which is defined as ENV_VARIABLE:
The environment variable x will be printed on a pull request
What is .env file in Github?
For a full list of environment variables –
Topics to cover
steps, workflows, run, push, step, branches, code, image, way, value, changes, app, branch, path, one, settings, deployment, runner, values, integration, scope, article, account, level, echo, something, project section.
HR – repository, workflow, run, step, value, condition, expression, input, output, mask, sensitive, url, path, token
Variations – github_env github_ref github_workspace environments, github environment variables env variables github_path environment variable github_token
github secrets github workflow github repository azure
How do I set Environment Variables in GitHub Actions?
You define an environment variable in the workflow file, these can be scoped for the entire workflow or just a part of it.
Should I add env to gitignore?
It is recommended to put all . env files in gitignore and not share it in your repository. Instead use something like Github Secrets to store env data.