On Fri, Jan 26, 2007, Dak Ghatikachalam wrote: >I write shells script extensively , I have noticed > >~ -> gets a subsitution for $HOME >~userid - >gets you the $HOME for that user > >meaning if you have have logged in as root and if you want to run some >script on oracle home even though you logged in as root you can simplly > >~oracle/runme.sh -- > will run the runme.sh in Oracle home directory
While that's true for most shells, bash, csh, tcsh, etc., it doesn't work on true Bourne /bin/sh shells (e.g. SCO OpenServer 5.0.6a and earlier and probably others with Bell Labs ancestors). It's a Good Idea(tm) when writing scripts that may be used on many systems to program defensively, for the lowest common denominator to avoid pitfalls like this. Bill -- INTERNET: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Bill Campbell; Celestial Software LLC URL: http://www.celestial.com/ PO Box 820; 6641 E. Mercer Way FAX: (206) 232-9186 Mercer Island, WA 98040-0820; (206) 236-1676 Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"