my lame attempt at a shell script...

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Fri Jan 7 08:43:36 PST 2005

On 2005-01-07 09:36, Tom Vilot <tom at> wrote:
>Eric F Crist wrote:
>> What is the point of the { } around some variables?
> It's not strictly necessary, except in some cases. i.e:
> m=34
> echo $m
> You don't need it there.

> But you would want it here:
> f=/var/filename
> fname=${f//name/name2}

Or when characters adjacent to the variable name may be difficult to
separate from the name itself:

	echo "${disk} ${partition} ${slice}"

- Giorgos

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