path: root/src/corelib/global/qglobal.cpp
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diff --git a/src/corelib/global/qglobal.cpp b/src/corelib/global/qglobal.cpp
index 6dba733fb4..1f93d3cbec 100644
--- a/src/corelib/global/qglobal.cpp
+++ b/src/corelib/global/qglobal.cpp
@@ -3183,12 +3183,16 @@ static QBasicMutex environmentMutex;
Returns the value of the environment variable with name \a
varName. To get the variable string, use QByteArray::constData().
+ To convert the data to a QString use QString::fromLocal8Bit().
\note qgetenv() was introduced because getenv() from the standard
C library was deprecated in VC2005 (and later versions). qgetenv()
uses the new replacement function in VC, and calls the standard C
library's implementation on all other platforms.
+ \warning Don't use qgetenv on Windows if the content may contain
+ non-US-ASCII characters, like file paths.
\sa qputenv(), qEnvironmentVariableIsSet(), qEnvironmentVariableIsEmpty()
QByteArray qgetenv(const char *varName)