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Re: Tilde expansion during command search

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Tilde expansion during command search
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:43:49 -0600
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On 07/23/2014 08:38 AM, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 07/23/2014 08:08 AM, lolilolicon wrote:

>> >From this page: http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/7908799/xcu/chap2.html
>>     Note that the tildes are expanded during the assignment to PATH, not
>>     when PATH is accessed during command search.
> No, it wasn't.  Re-read the original post:
>     PATH=\~/tmpdir

The reference you were quoting used this example:


where ~ is unquoted in the assignment, and therefore expanded during the
assignment.  But we are talking about the case where ~ IS quoted during
the assignment, and only bash then re-expands it during path lookup.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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