Go to main content

man pages section 5: File Formats

Exit Print View

Updated: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

rabbitmq-env.conf (5)


rabbitmq-env.conf - default settings for RabbitMQ AMQP server


Please see following description for synopsis


RABBITMQ-ENV.CONF(5)            RabbitMQ Server           RABBITMQ-ENV.CONF(5)

       rabbitmq-env.conf - default settings for RabbitMQ AMQP server

       /etc/rabbitmq/rabbitmq-env.conf contains variable settings that
       override the defaults built in to the RabbitMQ startup scripts.

       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 /etc/rabbitmq/rabbitmq-env.conf and finally from the
       built-in default values. For example, for the RABBITMQ_NODENAME


       from the environment is checked first. If it is absent or equal to the
       empty string, then


       from /etc/rabbitmq/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 /etc/rabbitmq/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 the
       /etc/rabbitmq/rabbitmq-env.conf file, etc.

       For example:

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

       This is an example of a complete /etc/rabbitmq/rabbitmq-env.conf file
       that overrides the default Erlang node name from "rabbit" to "hare".

       rabbitmq-server(1) rabbitmqctl(1)

       The RabbitMQ Team <info@rabbitmq.com>

RabbitMQ Server                   08/10/2018              RABBITMQ-ENV.CONF(5)