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Re: Puzzling discrepancy in bash variables

From: RMMM
Subject: Re: Puzzling discrepancy in bash variables
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 15:21:39 -0700 (PDT)

RMMM wrote:
> As far as I can tell, the variables $filenames and $filenames1 have the
> same values. Yet, they 
> behave differently when used in an argument. Is there some hidden aspect
> to a bash variable 
> that I'm not seeing?

I just figured out the problem. I was running this in a shell with
dircolors. Arggg!

filenames=`ls --color=no mydir`
is all I needed to do. Well ... maybe there's some better way of getting the
that's immune to any invisible codes.

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