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Old 10-05-2007, 03:15 PM   #1
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*** how to set up a variable in Linux? ***

I am a newbie. I know this is a little off-stream of programming, but it is the problem when I tried to program in linux. I wonder if there is a way to set up a variable, say $VAR = /home/root, so that I can use
cd $VAR
instead of
cd /home/root
Old 10-05-2007, 03:26 PM   #2
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You are looking for this .

You can set them temporarily or too last for ever.

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Old 10-05-2007, 08:31 PM   #3
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on the prompt type


then CD $VAR should work like cd /home/root

note: this variable is only valid in the shell u defined it in. its a local variable

to make it permanent you would have to define it in ~/.bashrc


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