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Re: unable to capture return value using backticks and local


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: unable to capture return value using backticks and local
Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2006 23:56:40 -0400
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Adam Monsen wrote:

> Bash Version: 3.1
> Patch Level: 7
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
>        When a variable is declared local and the assigned value is
> gathered from
> a command enclosed in backticks, it is not possible to retrieve the
> return value
> of the function within the backticks. Is this expected behavior?

It is expected and documented.  `local' is a builtin command that returns
a 0 status if the assignment is performed.

Chet
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