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Don't Use Hyphens in Environmental Variables

2023-04-26 Dave
tl;dr: As the title says, don’t use hyphens in environment variables, use underscores instead. A large part of my job is working on CI pipelines and the automation of the build and deployment of software. This means that I spend a lot of time working with environment variables and the configuration of the tools that I use. Over the last 24 hours, I’ve spent about 6 of them trying to find out why a bash script I was working on was failing to reconcile the value of a variable. Continue reading