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Re: Assigning to BASHPID fails silently

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Assigning to BASHPID fails silently
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:03:09 -0400
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On 10/20/16 3:57 PM, Dan Douglas wrote:

>> No, it's trivial.  It's an assignment failure.  The fix is to remove
>> the readonly attribute.
> Makes sense to me. I noticed the problem on the same day this was
> reported while trying to compare two environments while eliminating all
> the non-constant dynamic variables from the comparison, that I could
> only override BASHPID by calling bash with:

It's interesting how the reports cluster like that.  The behavior has
been the same since December, 2006 (development implementation, very
soon after bash-3.2 released) and February, 2009 (bash-4.0 released).

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