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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: Wed, 09 Aug 2006 15:28:59 -0400
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Adam Monsen wrote:

> I was incorrectly interpreting 'local' to be a modifier rather than a
> separate builtin.

It may be that someday.  The shell already does a few things to try to
make assignment statement arguments to those builtins (local, declare,
export, readonly) more like assignment statements preceding a command
name -- mostly to avoid double expansion.

Chet
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