Is there any difference between 'source <path>' and '. <path>' ?
bourne.identity at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 8 15:03:38 UTC 2017
I used to be under the impression that 'source <path>' was fully
equivalent to '. <path>' : both executed <path> under the current shell.
(At least under Bourne shell derivatives)
But a few days back, I came across an instance where source fails while
invocation with period succeeds.
So I feel inclined to ask whether the 2 mean the same or not ?
Thanks for any help.
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