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Old 10-26-2005, 02:07 PM   #1
joehansen12
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Unable to export variables declared in a script


hi all,

How do I declare/initialize an environment variable in a script?

i have a file named set-abcd.sh.

*** setabcd.sh *****
MESS=hello ; export MESS
echo $MESS
******************

$ MESS=yahoo ; export MESS
$ echo $MESS
yahoo
$ ./set-abcd.sh
hello
$ echo $MESS
yahoo

Please help!

thanks,
Joe
 
Old 10-26-2005, 02:09 PM   #2
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Works as designed. What you want to do isn't to RUN
the script, but instead source it.

E.g.
Code:
. my_script.sh
or
Code:
source my_script.sh

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 10-26-2005, 02:25 PM   #3
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thanks tinkster! source did the trick!
 
  


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