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Re: "Variation" in Command Substitution Behaviour


From: Reuti
Subject: Re: "Variation" in Command Substitution Behaviour
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:21:42 +0100

Hi,

> Am 28.02.2017 um 11:00 schrieb Andreas Schwab <address@hidden>:
> 
> On Feb 28 2017, Geoff Hull <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
>> If I "source" the attached file (i.e. ". test_aliases") in a bash session,
>> then run the following:
>> 
>> assemble_fam1
>> assemble_fam2
>> say_families
>> 
>> I see the following output:
>> 
>> Flintstones=wilma:bam-bam:fred
>> Rubbles=barney

In which version of Bash are you observing this? For me it's working using this 
order, but when I swap assemble_fam1 and assemble_fam2 I observe a strange 
behavior, that RUBBLES gets reset and I get your output:

$ assemble_fam1
$ assemble_fam2
$ say_families
Flintstones=wilma:bam-bam:fred
Rubbles=betty:pebbles:barney
$ reset_vars
$ assemble_fam2
$ say_families
Flintstones=
Rubbles=betty:pebbles:barney
$ assemble_fam1
$ say_families
Flintstones=wilma:bam-bam:fred
Rubbles=barney


This I have in 4.2 and 4.4.

$ reset_vars
+ reset_vars
+ unset FSTONES RUBBLES
$ assemble_fam2
+ barney
++ echo barney
+ RUBBLES=barney
$ say_families
+ RUBBLES=betty:pebbles:barney
+ say_families
+ echo Flintstones=
Flintstones=
+ echo Rubbles=betty:pebbles:barney
Rubbles=betty:pebbles:barney
$ assemble_fam1
+ fred
++ echo fred
+ FSTONES=fred
+ FSTONES=wilma:bam-bam:fred
$ say_families
+ say_families
+ echo Flintstones=wilma:bam-bam:fred
Flintstones=wilma:bam-bam:fred
+ echo Rubbles=barney
Rubbles=barney


> It seems like the shell is eating an extra newline.  Try typing an empty
> line after assemble_fam2:

The extra newline doesn't help for the observation above. While defining 
assemble_famX in one line for both does as mentioned by Geoff.

-- Reuti

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