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Old 08-09-2010, 09:17 PM   #1
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A question about shell scripts.


Could somebody tell me what the value of CODECSDIR will be after the line is executed/interpreted? This is the first time in the script where the variable CODECSDIR appears. Thanks in advance.

EDIT: also, when I am in the prompt, echo $CODECSDIR outputs nothing.

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Old 08-09-2010, 09:42 PM   #2
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Because $CODECSDIR didn't exist yet it has been assigned a deafult value.

jlinkels@jlinkels-lt:/tmp$ CODECSDIR=${CODECSDIR:-/usr/lib/codecs}
jlinkels@jlinkels-lt:/tmp$ echo $CODECSDIR
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Thank you. Your post has been very useful. Regards.



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