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Old 05-20-2003, 05:08 PM   #1
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setting IFS variable


im trying to set my IFS variable so that it interprets / as delimter. but i cannot get it to work. i do export IFS=' /' ; and when i do a declare and look at IFS value it is indeed ' /' . but when the it doesnt interpret commands the way i thought it would. like when i have execute a script like this:

#!/bin/bash

/home/me/hello

- it should remove the / and then try to execute the command home instead of hello, can someone tell me what im doing wrong? i have been googling this for hours unsuccesfully.
 
Old 05-20-2003, 06:03 PM   #2
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that won't set IFS as the call to bash will create a brand new shell with reset variables and such. you will need to export the IFS variable to have it available everywhere.
 
Old 05-20-2003, 07:12 PM   #3
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yep, figured out but thanks for the reply
 
  


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