A $ in my path...

Mark J. Reed markjreed@gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 14:58:00 GMT 2008

On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 10:34 AM, ProblematicRoutes wrote:
> $ pwd
> //sbs01/students_home$/csmith

> This $ sign causes problems everywhere - with latex, with svn, with anything
> that uses ~ to refer to my home directory, because it expands to ...$/...
> and bash tries to parse the $/ as a variable.

Really?  I'm hard-pressed to think of ways that you could use ~ or
$HOME that would then lead to the result of that expansion being
re-analyzed for further parameter expansion as well.  It seems like
you'd have to go out of your way to make that be a problem.

But the workaround, if you have the privileges to do it, would be to
make a $-less symbolic link and change your passwd entry to match.

Mark J. Reed <markjreed@gmail.com>

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