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Re: bash manual


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: bash manual
Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2006 21:50:48 -0400
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V. Mark Lehky wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> 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:

I think the existing text in the Shell Functions section is OK:

Functions may be exported so that subshells
automatically have them defined with the -f
option to the export builtin.
Note that shell functions and variables with the same name may result
in multiple identically-named entries in the environment passed to the
shell's children.
Care should be taken in cases where this may cause a problem.

Chet
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