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[Discuss] What the use of .bashrc

On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 12:08 PM, Jerry Feldman <gaf at> wrote:

>     case ":${PATH}:" in
>         *:"$1":*)
>             ;;
> Note that $PATH is prepended and appended by ':'. So, assume a PATH is

Ah, I see now. I didn't look closely enough to notice the extra colons in the
first line; my brain just parsed it as >> case "$PATH" <<

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