Suppose that you want to use a variable called
lcount to count the number of iterations in a loop within a shell program. You can declare and initialize this variable as follows:
bash, you must ensure that the equal sign (
=) does not have spaces before and after it.
To store a string in a variable, you can use the following:
Use the preceding variable form if the string doesn’t have embedded spaces. If a string has embedded spaces, you can do the assignment as follows: