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Re: typeset -p & manpage on it are confusing w/rt funcs


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: typeset -p & manpage on it are confusing w/rt funcs
Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2013 17:05:36 -0400
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On 6/6/13 6:48 PM, Linda Walsh wrote:
> 
> I wanted to test to see if a function was defined and looking at
> typeset in the bash man page, I see
> typeset ...   The -p option  will
>               display the attributes and values of each name.  When -p is used
>               with name arguments, additional options are ignored.  When -p is
>               supplied  without name arguments, it will display the attributes
>               and values of all variables having the attributes  specified  by
>               the  additional  options.  If no other options are supplied with
>               -p, declare will display the attributes and values of all  shell
>               variables.   The  -f  option  will restrict the display to shell
>               functions.  The -F option inhibits the display of function defi-
>               nitions;
>        
> 
> ok ... so reading the above, how does "-f" and -F" tie in with
> "-p" ??  If I use -f with -p does that limit it to functions only?

I think the original intent of the -p option was to have it interact with
-f and -F to limit each name argument to the function namespace, and to
display definitions and attributes.  I will change the code and revise
the documentation to reflect that.

Chet

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