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Old 02-20-2004, 03:45 AM   #1
blubbfish
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Linux and $ sign


Hi,
i have a little Problem with the $ sign... How can i comment it out to use it as normal sign?
For example : nslookup ws$signum
here it would only look for ws becaus the variable $signum is empty...

So i cant change the name of the targethost and it includes a $ but how can the bash know when to look
for an variable or when to use it as normal character???





A totally n00b Linux user ;-)
 
Old 02-20-2004, 04:25 AM   #2
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I know you probably want a straight answer to this, but I'm not gonna give you one.
Do a google on: Unix "special characters" and learn all you need to know.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 06:19 AM   #3
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hi

try nslookup 'ws$signum'
or nslookup `ws$signum`

cant remember wich one right now

cheers
 
Old 02-20-2004, 09:22 AM   #4
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Or you can probably use the escape character '\' like so

nslookup ws\$signum
 
Old 03-07-2004, 08:52 AM   #5
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ah now i got the problem...
my fault is that the network query wich is incoming is blah$blah and i dont have the possibility to change it to blah\$blah or `blah$blah` the linux machine would do it the right way with these comments but the windows machines ask the "wrong" way....
 
  


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