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Re: export -p may output invalid variables

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: export -p may output invalid variables
Date: Sat, 10 May 2008 22:28:54 -0400
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Stephane Chazelas wrote:

Bash Version: 3.2
Patch Level: 33
Release Status: release

  ~$ env -i '1=a' sh -c 'export -p'
  export 1="a"
  export OLDPWD
  export PWD="/home/chazelas"
  export SHLVL="1"
  ~$ env -i '1=a' bash -c 'export -p'
  declare -x 1="a"
  declare -x OLDPWD
  declare -x PWD="/home/chazelas"
  declare -x SHLVL="1"
  ~$ env -i '1=a' sh -c 'export -p' | sh
  sh: line 1: export: `1=a': not a valid identifier
  ~$ env -i '1=a' bash -c 'export -p' | bash
  bash: line 1: declare: `1=a': not a valid identifier

Thanks for the report.  The right fix is to ignore words in the
environment that are not valid shell assignment statements.  Bash
already does this for words without an `=', for instance.


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