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Re: BASH_SUBSHELL documentation misleading

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: BASH_SUBSHELL documentation misleading
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 16:28:22 -0400
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On 3/23/11 4:15 PM, Sam Liddicott wrote:

> Yes. But a new subshell environment has been spawned. Each time that
> happens BASH_SUBSHELL should increase.
> Of course I know how it does work, but the man page isn't clear. It doesn't
> say that the increase is only visible within the subshell and therefore it
> is a measurement of subshell depth.

OK.  What wording would you like to see?


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