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rabbitmq-env.conf
environment variables used by RabbitMQ server

rabbitmq-env.conf contains environment variables that override the defaults built in to the RabbitMQ scripts and CLI tools.

The file is interpreted by the system shell, and so should consist of a sequence of shell environment variable definitions. Normal shell syntax is permitted (since the file is sourced using the shell "." operator), including line comments starting with "#".

In order of preference, the startup scripts get their values from the environment, from rabbitmq-env.conf and finally from the built-in default values. For example, for the RABBITMQ_NODENAME setting, RABBITMQ_NODENAME from the environment is checked first. If it is absent or equal to the empty string, then NODENAME from rabbitmq-env.conf is checked. If it is also absent or set equal to the empty string then the default value from the startup script is used.

The variable names in rabbitmq-env.conf are always equal to the environment variable names, with the "RABBITMQ_" prefix removed: RABBITMQ_NODE_PORT from the environment becomes NODE_PORT in rabbitmq-env.conf.

Below is an example of a minimalistic rabbitmq-env.conf file that overrides the default node name prefix from "rabbit" to "hare".

# I am a complete rabbitmq-env.conf file.
# Comment lines start with a hash character.
# This is a /bin/sh script file - use ordinary envt var syntax
NODENAME=hare

In the below rabbitmq-env.conf file RabbitMQ configuration file location is changed to "/data/services/rabbitmq/rabbitmq.conf".

# I am a complete rabbitmq-env.conf file.
# Comment lines start with a hash character.
# This is a /bin/sh script file - use ordinary envt var syntax
CONFIG_FILE=/data/services/rabbitmq/rabbitmq.conf

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