> Is there any way to export a variable for one parent shell to a different > parent shell? No. But what you can do is to have your child script output a set of assignment statements, which can then be executed by the parent. For example if 'child' is a script that writes FOO=bar BAD=good to stdout, then you can execute eval `child` in the parent process. HTH, Andrew. -- To reply by email, replace "deadspam.com" by "alumni.utexas.net"