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Re: $LINENO can't be modified in bash 3.0, while this can be done in bas


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: $LINENO can't be modified in bash 3.0, while this can be done in bash 2.05b
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 12:14:17 -0500
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Ahmed Darwish wrote:
> I've noticed that the $LINENO can't be modified in bash 3.0. I made a
> script (bash debugger) which modify LINENO to a specific value before
> using it, it worked in bash 2.05b. but in bash 3.0, even if i've
> changed it's value, it counts from "one" like nothing happened

Bash-3.0 is much more rigorous about $LINENO accurately reflecting the
line number in the script.  It's not a bug.

Chet

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