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Re: Environment Variables in File/Directory Names
- From: Norman Walsh <ndw at nwalsh dot com>
- To: docbook at lists dot oasis-open dot org
- Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2001 05:58:02 -0500
- Subject: DOCBOOK: Re: Environment Variables in File/Directory Names
- References: <Pine.LNX.firstname.lastname@example.org><email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
/ Karl Eichwalder <email@example.com> was heard to say:
| Norman Walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
| > Oh, I probably use envar for both. That distinction isn't often important.
Sorry, I should have been more clear. In my experience, the
distinction isn't often important. I haven't used systems that
automatically put the leading $ on envars or anything and the
principal value in marking them up was for searching.
A user searching for the "FOO" envar is probably interested in both
FOO and $FOO (provided the FOO in question is an environment
Be seeing you,
Norman Walsh <email@example.com> | To the man who is afraid
http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | everything rustles.--Sophocles
Chair, DocBook Technical Committee |