Variable assignment and spaces

Stephen R Laniel steve at laniels.org
Sun Sep 4 12:08:20 UTC 2005


On Sat, Sep 03, 2005 at 11:53:24PM -0400, Michael R Head wrote:
> It's a form of typing. What if VARNAME is a program (as
> in /usr/bin/VARNAME)? 

I see that, and yet ... if bash is smart enough to parse the
line 'VARNAME=foo', noticing that there's an equals sign and
that it therefore must behave differently, can't it smartly
parse 'VARNAME = foo'?

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