I can't store value in the variable

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Old 02-27-2014
I can't store value in the variable

var= grep @gmail.com email.txt | wc -l
echo $var
echo $var
exit 0


Where _ represent space (no value or nothing)

Last edited by Scrutinizer; 02-27-2014 at 01:32 PM.. Reason: code tags
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Old 02-27-2014

var="$( grep -c @gmail.com email.txt )"

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Old 02-27-2014
My whole command is not working with "$( )' method of yours
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Old 02-27-2014
Show exactly what you did, word for word, letter for letter, keystroke for keystroke. Your first try put a space between the = and the expression, which is wrong.
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Old 02-27-2014
In addition to what Corona688 said, please also explain what
My whole command is not working with "$( )' method of yours

Did it produce no output? Did it print any diagnostic messages? (If so, please show us the exact output you received in CODE tags.)

What shell are you using? What operating system are you using?
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