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doc: update environment vars in manpage and --help

- Added NODE_REPL_HISTORY to the environment variables in the --help
  and made all descriptions start with lower case for consistency.

- Added NODE_REPL_HISTORY and NODE_ICU_DATA to the man page.

PR-URL: #2690
Reviewed-By: fishrock123 - Jeremiah Senkpiel <>
Reviewed-By: evanlucas - Evan Lucas <>
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silverwind authored and rvagg committed Sep 6, 2015
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  1. +7 −1 doc/node.1
  2. +4 −3 src/
@@ -72,9 +72,15 @@ and servers.

\':\'\-separated list of directories prefixed to the module search path.

If set to 1 then colors will not be used in the REPL.
Data path for ICU (Intl object) data. Will extend linked-in data when compiled
with small-icu support.
Path to the file used to store the persistent REPL history. The default path
is ~/.node_repl_history, which is overridden by this variable. Setting the
value to an empty string ("") disables persistent REPL history.


@@ -3066,7 +3066,7 @@ static void PrintHelp() {
" --icu-data-dir=dir set ICU data load path to dir\n"
" (overrides NODE_ICU_DATA)\n"
#if !defined(NODE_HAVE_SMALL_ICU)
" Note: linked-in ICU data is\n"
" note: linked-in ICU data is\n"
" present.\n"
@@ -3078,13 +3078,14 @@ static void PrintHelp() {
"NODE_PATH ':'-separated list of directories\n"
" prefixed to the module search path.\n"
"NODE_DISABLE_COLORS Set to 1 to disable colors in the REPL\n"
"NODE_DISABLE_COLORS set to 1 to disable colors in the REPL\n"
#if defined(NODE_HAVE_I18N_SUPPORT)
"NODE_ICU_DATA Data path for ICU (Intl object) data\n"
"NODE_ICU_DATA data path for ICU (Intl object) data\n"
#if !defined(NODE_HAVE_SMALL_ICU)
" (will extend linked-in data)\n"
"NODE_REPL_HISTORY path to the persistent REPL history file\n"
"Documentation can be found at\n");

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