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Re: parameter expansion with `:` does not work

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: parameter expansion with `:` does not work
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2021 18:14:36 -0400
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On 7/7/21 6:12 PM, lisa-asket@perso.be wrote:

 > : ${fltype:-"texi,org"}  # alternative to `fltype=` >

I'm not sure why you think that's an alternative. Maybe you meant

It is supposed to be built into bash so a new process is not created.
Perhaps not in Gnu Bash?

What are you talking about? What do you think you're saying?

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