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Re: Question about the return value of 'local'


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Question about the return value of 'local'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 09:44:32 +0100
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Francis Moreau <address@hidden> writes:

> The help of 'local' is rather obscure about the description on its return 
> value:
>
>     Returns success unless an invalid option is supplied, an
>     error occurs, or the shell is not executing a function.
>
> "an error occurs" is rather meaningless IMHO.

See the manual for an alternative description:

     The return status is zero unless `local' is used outside a
     function, an invalid NAME is supplied, or NAME is a readonly
     variable.

Andreas.

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