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Re: inconsistent field splitting

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: inconsistent field splitting
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 07:16:15 -0600
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On 08/20/2010 07:12 AM, address@hidden wrote:
>> There is a big difference between
>> $ a=";"
>> and
>> $ a=;
>> Andreas.
> And for the VERY ignorant what is the difference

a=';' assigns the value ";" to $a.  a=; assigns the empty string to a,
because the ; is the metacharacter that ends the current command.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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