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[Discuss] Bourne Shell variable assignment question

On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 04:27:34PM -0500, Richard Pieri wrote:
> On 12/15/2011 4:25 PM, Peter Doherty wrote:
> > Of course, one has to ask why your co-worker is doing this, and not just sourcing the file.
> > Also, my example will break if you have an equal sign in your variable name or value name.
> This.  Sourcing the file is going to be the fastest and most reliable 
> way to do it.

And if you're really restricted to Bourne and not Bash, then you have to
use '.', not 'source'.

You can play tricks with 'eval' too if you'd like.


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