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Date:      Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:18:24 +0100
From:      Polytropon <>
Cc:        "James B. Byrne via freebsd-questions" <>
Subject:   Re: Variable assignment in sh
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On Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:06:37 -0500, James B. Byrne via freebsd-questions wrote:
> Why am I getting this result when I attempt a simple variable
> assignment in the default sh?
> # ENV=$HOME/.shrc; export ENV
> ENV=/root/.shrc: Command not found.
> export: Command not found.
> This example is taken verbatim from the sh manpage provided with FreeBSD.

This looks like you're running a sh command inside csh.
Note that the C shell (FreeBSD's default interactive shell)
does variable assignments differently:

	setenv ENV /root/.shrc

	set FOO = 1

See "man csh" for details.

The command you've presented looks like it would belong into
a shell script (FreeBSD's default scripting shell)...

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