Environment Variable Trailing Spaces Not Truncated

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SUMMARY
When setting environment variables, the following commands producedifferent environment variables:
SET FIRST=one
SET FIRST =two
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The command SET now displays the following (along with all theother environment variables):
FIRST=one
FIRST =two
Trailing spaces are not removed from the environment variable that isbeing set. The variables are fully functional and may be addressed inbatch files by using the same syntax when referring to the variable.For example, the following line
echo %FIRST %
will print the word "two" on the screen.
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Article ID: 36605 - Last Review: 08/23/2013 17:18:27 - Revision: 2.0

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