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Re: Is the description of set -- missing in man bash or at least difficu
Re: Is the description of set -- missing in man bash or at least difficult to find?
Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:35:02 -0700
Greg Wooledge wrote:
> Peng Yu wrote:
> > As a reasonable search strategy to search for how to set $@ is to
> > search for '$@' in man bash.
> There is a "Special Parameters" section. All of the parameters are listed
> there without their leading $ prefix. For example, the documentation for
> $@ is found in the section marked with an @ under Special Parameters.
> I submitted a patch to try to get the sections to be labeled with $@
> (etc.) so that people could find them, but the patch was not accepted.
+1 vote on getting the parameters listed with a leading dollar sign.
The individual single character is difficult to search for but the
combination of "$@" and so forth for the others is a useful search
string. I have often wanted the manual to include the "$@"
combination instead of just the "@" name.
Re: Is the description of set -- missing in man bash or at least difficult to find?, Chris Jones, 2011/12/22
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