Other Shell Variables
- The home directory is set by the
login from the
- IFS are the input field separators. The default value of the string is space, tab and newline.
n=1, which is the default value, then Bash prints error messages from the built-in
- One or more pathnames, delimited by colons, in which to search for commands to execute.
/bin:/usr/bin is the default on some systems.
- The primary prompt string. The default value is
$. See also: example in the Special Prompt Strings page.
- The secondary prompt string is used in multiline commands. The default value is
- The prompt string used in
select loops. The default value is
#?. See also: The SELECT statement.
- The prompt string for execution trace:
bash -x or
set -x. The default value is
- The path to user’s default shell, which is often
/bin/sh. If this variable is not in the environment at startup, then Bash sets it.