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# 1  
Old 08-07-2009
Problem with * when pass into variable.

Hello expert.

I have a little problem here.
I write a script and stuck some bug to fix.

I found the problem was about * and a sample of script is below.
Quote:
echo "*"
TEST=`echo "*"`
echo $TEST
line 1 is print * out
but line 3 print all name of files in the script's path. (but I want *)

I want to contain * in variable TEST and print it but seem not work.
Any idea? Thank you.

Sorry for my English and if this issue has been discuss before.
It hard to search for topic about a special character *.
# 2  
Old 08-07-2009
Code:
$> VAR=*
$> echo "${VAR}"
*

# 3  
Old 08-07-2009
Hope this is what you were trying

Code:
$ cat 1.sh
echo "*"
TEST="*"
echo "$TEST"
$ sh 1.sh
*
*
$

# 4  
Old 08-09-2009
Thank you very much!!

That's work perfectly! Smilie

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