Using Special Characters in Scripts

The dollar sign ($) character and quote (") characters have special purposes in scripts.

The ($) indicates a variable, and the (") surrounds text strings. To use these characters as regular characters, precede the special character with a backslash character (\). For example:

set var variablename \$<varname>
set var CLI.USER “Robert \"Bob\" Smith” 

Scripts also support quote characters within quotes.