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From: V. Mark Lehky
Subject: bash manual
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 15:16:40 +0100
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This is in reference to "Edition 2.5b, last updated 15 July 2002, of The GNU Bash Reference Manual".

Please, please, please, for the sake of future generations, make the following addition in two spots in the next release of the manual. I just spent like three hours hunting this down:

chapter 3.3 Shell Functions AND chapter 3.7.4 Environment:
Functions, unlike aliases, can be propagated to child processes. You need to use the magic command 'declare -xf <function_name>' to make this happen; see chapter 4.2 Bash Builtin Commands, for a description of "declare".

Thank You, VML.

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