Variable assignment in sh

Garance A Drosehn drosih at
Thu Feb 2 00:29:21 UTC 2017

On 1 Feb 2017, at 14:59, James B. Byrne via freebsd-questions wrote:

> On Tue, January 31, 2017 14:01, Polytropon wrote:
>> I know, those are very special cases, and if your goal is not
>> portability and "guaranteed availability", then it won't hit you.
>> I just thought it's worth being mentioned.
> Thank you.  I have found your explanation of what goes on under the
> covers very interesting.  In this case I am dealing with a zfs system
> so if /usr is not there then neither is /bin.

On something of minor tangent, if you're writing scripts in either 'sh'
or 'bash', you may find the following web site helpful:

shellcheck is also available as a port, if you don't want to be pasting
your shell code into somebody else's web site.  The last time I checked,
the port brings in several other ports, so I tend to use the web site.

Garance Alistair Drosehn                =     drosih at
Senior Systems Programmer               or   gad at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;             Troy, NY;  USA

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