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#1 2014-08-19 19:53:47

Neven
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From: Zagreb, Croatia
Registered: 2014-05-02
Posts: 35

shell language in /etc/profile

Why does /etc/profile use the
uses the "foo" form of quoting instead of 'foo' in

PATH="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin"

?
I think single quotes would be more appropriate - the string is entirely literal, it does not contain any of the characters double-quotes don't interpret literally (dollar sign, backslash, backquote).

Another thing:
I understand that the

var=foo
export foo

pattern is for old shells with an old syntax of the export builtin, but does anybody even run those kinds of pre-POSIX shells on Archlinux?

Last edited by Neven (2014-08-19 19:54:52)

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