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dosGetEnvironmentVariable(string EnvVarName, string Scope)

Retrieves the contents of a system or local environment variable specified by EnvVarName

Parameters :

EnvVarName : A string representing the name of the environment variable to query.
Scope : A string specifying the scope of the environment variable EnvVarName. Pass "Local" if EnvVarName is a local variable whose scope is the current application and "System" if EnvVarName is a global system variable that is available to all applications.

Return Values : Upon success, a list of strings representing the contents of the environment variable. Upon failure, an empty list, in which case dosGetLastError() should be called to determine the cause of the error.

Possible Returned Error Codes via dosGetLastError() :
10022 : Method is not supported on MacOS. 
10038 : Not a valid environment variable name in current environment block.



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