Environment Variables Defined by the Node Buildpack

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Pivotal Web Services (PWS) 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 Pivotal Web Services (PWS), 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
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