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Re: setvalue builtin command

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: setvalue builtin command
Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2013 10:32:40 -0400
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On 4/8/13 9:05 AM, Greg Wooledge wrote:
> If the upstream
> variable has a value assigned, then you can; but if it's empty, then you
> can't.

One clarification: a variable is unset unless it has had a value assigned.
There might be some placeholder there with some type information, but the
variable is unset.  There might be some inconsistencies in how bash treats
such variables, and I can fix those, but the above is how it's supposed
to be.

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