Linux Tutorial Series

Linux Tutorial Series – 181 – Comments

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In shell scripts, one-line comments start with a #. Comments are ignored by the interpreter, but they serve to instruct the human reading the script on what should the script do.

There also exist multi-line comments; see (“Shell Comments,” n.d.)⁠.

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