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Re: Issue with Bash-4.3 Official Patch 27

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Issue with Bash-4.3 Official Patch 27
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:40:14 -0400
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On 10/16/14, 4:37 PM, Geir Hauge wrote:

> Regardless though, shouldn't source <(declare -xp) work whether or not
> the environment contains invalid identifiers? It doesn't at present:
> $ env %=% bash -c 'echo "$BASH_VERSION"; source <(declare -xp)'
> 4.3.30(1)-release
> /dev/fd/63: line 1: declare: `%': not a valid identifier
> Isn't declare -p output meant to be reusable as shell input?

Yeah.  Names that get imported from the environment, but which are not
valid shell identifiers, should not leak into declare -p output.

I made that change about ten days ago, and it will be in the next release
of bash.  The current warning is an annoyance but otherwise doesn't
impact anything.


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