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Re: 'declare -f|-F FUNCNAME' fails if FUNCNAME contains a '['


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: 'declare -f|-F FUNCNAME' fails if FUNCNAME contains a '['
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 10:16:54 -0400
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On 10/23/17 6:10 PM, address@hidden wrote:

> Bash Version: 4.3
> Patch Level: 46
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
>       If a function FUNCNAME contains the '[' character, 'declare -F 
> FUNCNAME' and 'declare -f FUNCNAME'
>       fails:
>               bash: declare: `[': not a valid identifier
>       If called without argument FUNCNAME (to display all declared functions) 
> FUNCNAME is displayed
>       correctly.

Use `declare -fp' when you want to display function definitions to avoid
this.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/



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