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Id: 48030
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Queue: CPAN

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: DCOLLINS [...]

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Subject: Configuration: Setting a variable to q[ ] sets variable to q[].
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When using the `o conf init ${VARIABLENAME}` command, such as when selecting a tar program, if the user enters simply a space, or three, or three thousand (the former two tested, the latter merely presumed) the shell ignores the setting and saves the variable as q[]. For variables such as 'tar', q[ ] means something rather different from q[].

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