Using Shell Variables With Linux

Shell Variables and Linux

With the shell you can define your variables. When you define the variable, it is convention to use capital letters. When you want to use the variables, you add a '$' in front of the variable name. You can use variables within double quotes, but, not within single quotes. In addition, you some characters cannot be used within double quotes since they take on a different meaning. Fore example, '!' cannot be used within double quotes.

Declaring the Variable

 root# VAR="Hello World"

Printing the Variable

root# echo $VAR Hello World 
root# echo "$VAR" Hello World