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Old 10-29-2009
A silly question

FILENAME is a variable.
Is there really any difference between "$FILENAME.sh" and "$FILENAME".sh ?
# 2  
Old 10-29-2009
It can depend the shell that you work in. A shell could take the variable name as "FILENAME.sh"

It 's better: "${FILENAME}.sh"
# 3  
Old 10-29-2009
I am using kornshell.
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Old 10-29-2009
In any case, i recommend to use this way: "${variable}"
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Old 10-29-2009
Thanks
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Old 10-29-2009
Best is indeed is: "${FILENAME}.sh"

In some contexts the full stop character in "${FILENAME}".sh becomes a wildcard.
This is unix not MSDOS. The "." character in a filename is not special but it is special in a unix Regular Expression.

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