Unusual environemtal variables
Fri Dec 19 13:46:00 GMT 2008
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According to Steve Rainbird on 12/19/2008 2:22 AM:
> When i run a Fuijitsu Cobol program it requires environmental variables
> starting with the @ sign.
That is inherently non-portable. POSIX states that "Other characters may
be permitted by an implementation; applications shall tolerate the
presence of such names," but does not require applications to be able to
create such names.
> Is there any way around this?
You'll have to set it in Windows, prior to starting bash, as there is no
way to make bash create variables not starting with something from the
portable set [_a-zA-Z].
Don't work too hard, make some time for fun as well!
Eric Blake firstname.lastname@example.org
volunteer cygwin bash maintainer
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