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Re: iGlobal variable not updated in while loop when reading from pipe


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: iGlobal variable not updated in while loop when reading from pipe
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 09:34:40 -0500

> Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
> Machine: i386
> OS: linux-gnu
> Compiler: gcc
> Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='i386' 
> -DCONF_OSTYPE='linux-gnu' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='i386-redhat-linux-gnu' 
> -DCONF_VENDOR='redhat' -DSHELL -DHAVE_CONFIG_H  -D_GNU_SOURCE 
> -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64  -I.  -I. -I./include -I./lib -I/usr/include -O2 
> -march=i386 -mcpu=i686
> uname output: Linux admin.bgremote.com 2.4.2-2smp #1 SMP Sun Apr 8 20:21:34 
> EDT 2001 i686 unknown
> Machine Type: i386-redhat-linux-gnu
> 
> Bash Version: 2.04
> Patch Level: 21
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
>         The variables free, use, and siz are supposed to accumulate the 
> variables read in from the pipeline.  However, once the while loop is done, 
> their value outside of the loop is still 0.  The script works as expected in
> the Korn shell.

Read the Bash FAQ, question E4.

Chet

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