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Old 10-05-2009
what the meaning of #*

can some one please tell the meaning of the second statement i.e
n=${m#*=}
i couldnt get the meaning of the #*=

1.) m="mohit=/c/main/issue"

echo $m

result
-----------
mohit=/c/main/issue

2.) n=${m#*=}
echo $n

RESULT
-------
/c/main/issue
# 2  
Old 10-05-2009
Shell parameter substitution; return everything in the string $m - after the first = character
Code:
echo ${m%=*}

This does the opposite - everything before the = character.
 

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