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Re: environment

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: environment
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 12:09:30 -0500
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Antonio Macchi wrote:
> $ declare +x x
> $ x=one
> $ ( echo $x; x=two; echo $x )
> one
> two
> subshell inherits "x"?
> is this behavior coherent?

User-specified subshells execute in an environment that is a duplicate
of the parent shell environment, with a couple of exceptions (traps).
It's in the documentation, under COMMAND EXECUTION ENVIRONMENT.

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