[ale] shell scripting baby questions...

Geoffrey esoteric at 3times25.net
Fri Feb 27 13:11:10 EST 2004

David S. Jackson wrote:

>># file and path variables
>>reportTime=`date +%y%m%d_%H%M%S`;
> Just FYI, you don't really need the ';' at the end of each line like
> you do in perl.  I don't think it does any harm, except that it might
> confuse you or someone else looking over your source.  You might
> start putting spaces in variable assignments like: blah = "whatever";
> as you would in perl!  :-)

I believe that only works if you use the:

set foo = "bar"

syntax.  At least on my box:

foo = "bar"


bash: /home/esoteric/shl/foo: Permission denied

Until later, Geoffrey                     Registered Linux User #108567
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