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Re: semicolon for perl command in bash

by hippo (Monsignor)
on Oct 17, 2012 at 22:00 UTC ( #999618=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to semicolon for perl command in bash

The semi-colon in bash is the statement terminator. If you do not use a semi-colon then your statement is terminated by a newline. Both the semi-colon and the newline can be escaped. This is all to do with bash and nothing to do with perl.

As examples try these:

  • $ echo foo
  • $ echo foo;
  • $ echo foo\;
  • $ echo foo; echo bar
  • $ echo foo\; echo bar

Happy bashing!

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Re^2: semicolon for perl command in bash
by mianfeidewucan (Initiate) on Oct 17, 2012 at 22:18 UTC

    I didn't know the semicolon and newline are equivalent. Thank you very much!


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