# Configure Environment Variables

1. Create a text file named .env in your project root (that's the base folder of your repository):
• Unix/Git Bash: touch /path/to/project/.env
• Windows CMD: type nul > \path\to\project\.env (The error The system cannot find the file specified can be safely ignored.)

Note: The entire file name is literally .env

2. Open the file with any text editor.
3. Each environment variable is on its own line, with the variable and the value separated by a = sign.

Example:

• Set the environment variable SEASONALBOT_DEBUG to True:
SEASONALBOT_DEBUG=True

• Set the environment variable CHANNEL_ANNOUNCEMENTS to 12345:
CHANNEL_ANNOUNCEMENTS=12345