Architect preferences (preferences.arc, or prefs.arc) defines settings for local workflows. This file is intended to be added to .gitignore.

Configure environment variables for testing with arc sandbox and deployed staging and production environments.

Sync environment variables to your project by using the arc env CLI command. If the preferences file does not exist Architect will generate preferences.arc file.

Note: any time you run arc env, your unsynced local environment variables will be overwritten.


  A_TESTING_ENV_VAR something-for-testing
  ANOTHER_VAR only-for-testing

  A_STAGING_ENV_VAR something-for-staging

  A_PRODUCTION_ENV_VAR something-for-production