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printf -v doesn't allow array assignment

From: Chris F.A. Johnson
Subject: printf -v doesn't allow array assignment
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 22:02:31 -0400 (EDT)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (NEB 1167 2008-08-23)

$ printf -v q[2] "%s" "$RANDOM"
bash: printf: `q[2]': not a valid identifier

    I know I can work around it with a temporary variable, but it
    would be nice if it could be done in a single step.

   Chris F.A. Johnson                      <http://cfaj.freeshell.org>
   Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (2005, Apress)

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