$ symbol

What does the $ symbol mean in $PATH and why do we capitalize after this?


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    Terrence C
    11-15-2018

    That lets the system know that what is after is a variable. Variables are typically capitalized to clearly differentiate them from other commands/values in Bash, however, it is not REQUIRED (although it is standard practice).

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    Travis B
    12-03-2018

    Thanks Terrence!

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