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Re: Bash reference manual

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bash reference manual
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:10:10 -0500
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On 2/21/19 6:04 AM, Wail Yahyaoui wrote:
> Hello,
> I was reading the Bash reference manual online and I could not find any 
> mention that when doing variable assignments there should be no space around 
> the equal sign.

The example in the texinfo manual doesn't include spaces:

A variable may be assigned to by a statement of the form

In addition, the requirement that there be no spaces is implied, since the
assignment statement has to be a single word.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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