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Re: 'declare +a -g' destroys local arrays


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: 'declare +a -g' destroys local arrays
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2013 19:28:34 -0400
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On 8/22/13 4:52 AM, Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis wrote:
> I use bash 4.2.45.
> 
> `man bash` says:
> "Using `+' instead of `-' turns off the attribute instead, with the 
> exceptions that +a may not be
> used to destroy an array variable and +r will not remove the readonly 
> attribute."
> 
> However 'declare +a -g' destroys local arrays, which do not shadow global 
> arrays:

Thanks for the report.  This has been fixed for bash-4.3, which is now in
beta.

Chet
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