Jeff King <> writes:

> Bash is even weirder than you might think. Try this:
>   $ echo ~/foo
>   /home/peff/foo
>   $ echo arg=~/foo
>   arg=/home/peff/foo
>   $ echo --arg=~/foo
>   --arg=~/foo

Bash expands all arguments that look like variable assignments.  That
lets you write "export arg=~/foo" even though a POSIX shell wouldn't
tilde expand it.


Andreas Schwab,
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