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Subject: DOCBOOK: Re: Environment Variables in File/Directory Names

/ Karl Eichwalder <ke@gnu.franken.de> was heard to say:
| Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> writes:
| > Oh, I probably use envar for both. That distinction isn't often important.
| Really?

Sorry, I should have been more clear. In my experience, the
distinction isn't often important. I haven't used systems that
automatically put the leading $ on envars or anything and the
principal value in marking them up was for searching.

A user searching for the "FOO" envar is probably interested in both
FOO and $FOO (provided the FOO in question is an environment

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>      | To the man who is afraid
http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | everything rustles.--Sophocles
Chair, DocBook Technical Committee |

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