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Re: Variable scope problem in nested loops?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Variable scope problem in nested loops?
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 13:56:10 -0400

> Machine Type: i686-pc-linux-gnu
> Bash Version: 3.0
> Patch Level: 0
> Release Status: release
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Description:
>       I can set or change the value of a variable inside a for loop which
> is in turn inside a while loop, but the changes are lost when accessing =
> the
> variable after outside the loops. See script below.

Each element of a pipeline is run in a separate subshell.  The answer to
question E4 in the bash FAQ explains this in more detail.


``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet )
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.tis.cwru.edu/~chet/

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