0
Thanks

A few words of thanks would be greatly appreciated.

Export command in shell script?

Issue

Suppose in a program a line is there:

XYZ='/home/abc/pqr/' 
;;;;;;etc 

and then
what will happen if i write a command:

export XYZ 

Solution

The issue is that scripts run in a private subshell, and therefore don't affect the shell that called them.

If we pretend that we have a script like this:
Code:

#!/bin/bash 
# Name: test_script 

export OOGA=echo 'ooga' 
export BOOGA=echo 'booga' 

Then we can add it to the current shell by using the source command:
Code:

source test_script

Note

Thanks to kupendra for this tip on the forum.

0
Thanks

A few words of thanks would be greatly appreciated.

Ask a question
CCM is a leading international tech website. Our content is written in collaboration with IT experts, under the direction of Jean-François Pillou, founder of CCM.net. CCM reaches more than 50 million unique visitors per month and is available in 11 languages.
This document, titled « Export command in shell script? », is available under the Creative Commons license. Any copy, reuse, or modification of the content should be sufficiently credited to CCM (ccm.net).