Strings in terminal
I’ve finally clued in to setting and using simple strings within Terminal. Set a string:
No spaces around the
=. Quotes are required if your string has spaces. Reference it with
echo $name # will output `David DeSandro`
For example, when creating a new post, I have to reference the same long filename several times.
dropfile='_posts/2011/2011-04-12-terminal-strings.mdown' mate $dropfile git add $dropfile tumblr $dropfile