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Old 11-01-2006, 04:15 PM   #1
trek413
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Shell Script Exporting Issue


I'm writing a script in shell and, in the script, I use
the export command multiple times to set some environment
variables. Though, when I run the script the values are
never set.

Pertinent information:

Script interpreter = #!/bin/sh

user shell = bash

example of export command:

Code:
export TEST2=15


Any ideas? thanks.
 
Old 11-01-2006, 05:18 PM   #2
gilead
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It sound like you're running the script in its own sub-shell. For example:
Code:
/path/to/script/script.sh
If you source the script from the current shell, the exported variables should be available:
Code:
source /path/to/script/script.sh
or
. /path/to/script/script.sh
 
  


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