Variable assignment in sh

James B. Byrne byrnejb at
Tue Jan 31 15:06:46 UTC 2017

Why am I getting this result when I attempt a simple variable
assignment in the default sh?

# ENV=$HOME/.shrc; export ENV
ENV=/root/.shrc: Command not found.
export: Command not found.

This example is taken verbatim from the sh manpage provided with FreeBSD.

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