Bash expansion question

Chris at
Wed Feb 18 14:24:44 MST 2009

On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 1:50 PM, Corey Edwards <tensai at> wrote:
> Perhaps there's a default set in your build of bash.

As suspected, there was a loose nut between the seat and the keyboard.

The empty output of "echo $IFS" misled me into thinking that IFS was unset.

I see now that "echo" does not display the values of bash shell
variables.  One can grep the output of "set" to find them:

  bash$ echo $IFS
  bash$ set | grep IFS


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