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Re: set and type garbles functions that set v=$'\001'


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: set and type garbles functions that set v=$'\001'
Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 22:08:12 -0400
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Bo ├śrsted Andresen wrote:

> Bash Version: 3.2
> Patch Level: 15
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
>     If a function f set a variable v to $'\001' then type f or set
>     add a second \001 in it's output. Hence v becomes $'\001\001'.
>     You'll need to use a hex viewer (in the example xxd) to see it.

Thanks for the report.  It's a problem of converting from an internal to
external form.  It will be fixed in the next bash release.

Chet


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