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Re: Print non-readonly variables with declare +r -p

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Print non-readonly variables with declare +r -p
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 10:57:21 -0500
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On 12/13/11 3:13 PM, Dan Douglas wrote:

> I imagine this is ok because Bash's declare -p is intended to be human-
> readable only, whereas Ksh guarantees -p produces output in a format reusable 
> as input.

Bash's `declare -p' output is intended to be reusable as input, though the
documentation doesn't make that explicit.

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