$HOME vs $Home was: WARNING TO CROOMBE, READ THIS IMMEDIATELY
!!! Re: [oclug] Strange Fedora problem
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Fri Aug 4 13:08:48 EDT 2006
On Fri, 04 Aug 2006 12:43:11 -0400
Jamon Camisso <jamonation at gmail.com> wrote:
> Stephen Gregory wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 04, 2006 at 10:54:45AM -0400, Jamon Camisso wrote:
> >> why does echo $HOME return my home dir whereas echo $Home
> >> returns nothing, a blank line.
> > If you are in your home directory that will show a listing of your
> > home directory.
> > try this:
> > cd /
> > ls -al $HOME
> > ls -al $Home
> I did that (before even poting my message to Croombe to check) and both
> point to home.
From what you've said below, it does not look like you typed the 'cd /'
before executing the above two ls commands. It really doesn't.
I think that there is little value for this list, or for you either, if we
don't start getting into pasted outputs from your commands. Brian's
statement about PWD is a good one.
ls -al $HOME
ls -al $Home
Don't abbreviate anything. Don't omit anything.
> I've checked it now on 3 different systems: Ubuntu, Debian, and Gentoo
> and they all return the same result. My message in response to Brad's
> message made that clear I think. Case sensitivity and ~ and such I
> understand. What I'm not clear on are two things:
> 1) they return the same output when echoed even though one is apparently
No, they don't though. Please paste the output from _that_ as well.
> 2) the trailing slash makes all the difference here. The first $HOME/ is
> as it should be. The second points to / (root). Now why in one instance
> would it point to /home/user and in the second / ? I understand that one
> is empty, but when 3 other commands return their expected output and one
> doesn't, which is to be trusted?
> ls -al $HOME
> ls -al $Home
> ls -al $HOME/
> ls -al $Home/
> The trailing slash is the entirety of the issue for me anyways. Had I
> not included it (mistakenly) in my message to Croombe, there would be no
> problem here.
> Finally, I'll pose the question again: Is there a comprehensive way to
> list all initialized bash variables on a system? A table or some such
> thing. At this point I'm sticking with tab completion since it is what I
> learned, is more than fast enough, and is always correct.
A previous message mentioned that specifically. This leads me to wonder
if you are reading these messages? Stephen Gregory's message will
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