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Old 01-04-2011, 01:16 PM   #1
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Not A Valid Identifier


I am on a shared server and need to move some paths around so that I can install some programs. I have no root directory permissions. I am very limited on commands. Anyone know how to make this work? If there is a better way please suggest

wrote into command line

$ export$HOME/etc


-bash: export: `': not a valid identifier


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Old 01-04-2011, 01:28 PM   #2
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The syntax is export variable_name=value. The error is because bash variable names cannot include the . character.

The export command has nothing to do with "moving paths around". The mv command is used for that.

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