Environment Variables Defined by the Node Buildpack

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provides configuration information to applications through environment variables. This topic describes the additional environment variables provided by the Node buildpack.

For more information about the standard environment variables provided by , see the Cloud Foundry Environment Variables topic.

Node Buildpack Environment Variables

The following table describes the environment variables provided by the Node buildpack.

Environment Variable Description
BUILD_DIR The directory where Node.js is copied each time a Node.js application runs.
CACHE_DIR The directory Node.js uses for caching.
PATH The system path used by Node.js: PATH=/home/vcap/app/bin:/home/vcap/app/node_modules/.bin:/bin:/usr/bin