On Sun, 01 Sep 2002 19:04:07 +1000 Russell <email@example.com> wrote: > Why won't export work? When i run this > bash script on debian 3: > > #!/bin/sh > ABC=def > export ABC > exit 0 > > when i type 'export', then ABC doesn't > appear in the list of environment variables. That's unsurprising. Environment variables are passed to _children_, not parents. So when you run that script, it creates an environment variable ABC, then exits. It's got no children at all :) I think what you want, is to source the file. 'source /path/to/script'. That'll load it in the current environment/process. Of course, with that 'exit 0' there, it'll also exit you from your shell ;) Might want to get rid of it.
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