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Re: {varname} for redirection does not work with arrays

From: Stephane CHAZELAS
Subject: Re: {varname} for redirection does not work with arrays
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2011 19:34:54 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: slrn/pre1.0.0-18 (Linux)

2011-11-2, 12:01(-06), address@hidden:
> Description:
>       If {varname} is an assoc. array in a redirection the exec will fail
>       The [] should not be confused with pathname expansion just like ${}.
> Repeat-By:
>       $ declare -A array
>       $ exec {array[key]}<file

In the documentation, it's {VARNAME}<file, so bash works as

zsh doesn't support {array[key]}<file either.

ksh does though it's not documented (documented the same as

The work around is easy though:

$ declare -A array
$ exec {var}<file
$ array[key]=$var


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