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Re: Assigment to GROUPS doesn't return an error code


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Assigment to GROUPS doesn't return an error code
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 09:55:19 -0400
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On 8/11/15 5:07 AM, Grzegorz Bajson wrote:

> Bash Version: 4.3.30
> Patch Level: 2
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
>     Hi,
>     According to man page assigment to GROUPS should return error status,
> this is not a case:
> 
>     "GROUPS An  array  variable  containing  the list of groups of which
> the current user is a member.  Assignments to GROUPS have no effect and
> return an error
>     status.  If GROUPS is unset, it loses its special properties, even if
> it is subsequently reset."

Yes, the documentation is wrong.  It should simply say that assignments
have no effect.

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