Re: [dev] environment variables versus runtime configuration (rc) files versus X resources

From: Martti Kühne <>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 23:14:34 +0100

On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 10:30 PM, Brandon Mulcahy <> wrote:
> choice (besides doing something like `export option=a; command; export
> option=b`). I do wish the concept of aliasing were a bit more general.

Did you hear of the shell feature where you could immediately pass
environment variables by prepending them to your command?
Like so:

export option=b;
option=a command;
echo $option # shows b

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