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

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: declare -p name=value thinks 'name=value' is variable
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2021 09:05:21 -0500
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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?

No. `declare -p' does not accept assignment statements.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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