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Re: Shell comment ignored

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: Re: Shell comment ignored
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 00:23:09 -0400
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On Thursday 16 August 2012 20:36:45 Keith Clifford wrote:
> some_var=# What I thought was a comment.
> The '#' is eaten by the variable assignment so that some_var gets a null
> value and the rest of the line is not treated like a command.

this is correct (if sometimes confusing to people) behavior.  you need to have 
some byte in there that breaks up the tokens -- be it a tab, space, or 

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