[TUHS] Bourne shell and comments

Grant Taylor gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net
Thu Apr 20 03:59:20 AEST 2017

On 04/19/2017 11:36 AM, Bakul Shah wrote:
> To see the difference try this:
> # echo one; echo two
> : echo one; echo two


> You can select the whole line starting with : and have the
> command re-excute.

Ah.  That's contrary to why I use '#'.

I specifically want the command line to not be re-executed.

I purposefully select the portion of the command line that I want, 
paste, and execute.

> This is more useful in rc since it doesn't
> store history or have ^n/^p etc bound to scrolling through
> history.

This makes perfect sense in the use case you describe.

Thank you for the explanation.

Grant. . . .
unix || die

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