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Re: Declaring variables as local effects command status $?


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Declaring variables as local effects command status $?
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2009 16:02:26 -0500
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Michael Rendell wrote:

> Bash Version: 3.2
> Patch Level: 25
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
>       Declaring a variable as local appears to prevent $? from being set;
>       see script below.

`local' is a builtin command; you asked for and received its exit status.

Chet

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