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Re: declare -p name=value thinks 'name=value' is variable

From: Eli Schwartz
Subject: Re: declare -p name=value thinks 'name=value' is variable
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2021 07:24:54 -0500

On 1/8/21 4:05 AM, William Park wrote:
Another issue I came across.

     declare -p name=value

thinks 'name=value' is the variable.  My reading of manpage seems to say
'name' should be used, but not sure.  Is this a bug?

Workaround is, of course, use separate lines,
     declare name=value
     declare -p name

There's an obvious inference here, that declare -p only prints, does not create/modify, and only accepts NAMEs, therefore the optional [=VALUE] available to other modes will not be interpreted the way you seem to think it will be, in *this* mode.

Eli Schwartz
Arch Linux Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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