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getArgs :: IO [String]

Computation getArgs returns a list of the program's command line arguments (not including the program name).

getProgName :: IO String

Computation getProgName returns the name of the program as it was invoked.

However, this is hard-to-impossible to implement on some non-Unix OSes, so instead, for maximum portability, we just return the leafname of the program as invoked. Even then there are some differences between platforms: on Windows, for example, a program invoked as foo is probably really FOO.EXE, and that is what getProgName will return.

getEnv :: String -> IO String

Computation getEnv var returns the value of the environment variable var. For the inverse, POSIX users can use putEnv.

This computation may fail with: