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Linux and Unix Shell Programming by David Tansley

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14.5. Conclusion

Variables can make your life easier in the shell; they can save you typing and improve your productivity. A shell variable can contain almost any value. Special variables give your scripts better functionality and more information about which parameters are passed to the scripts.

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