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Re: SIGSEGV on "local -a GROUPS=(...)" in function

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: SIGSEGV on "local -a GROUPS=(...)" in function
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 16:45:32 -0500
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On 2/14/13 7:57 PM, Richard Tollerton wrote:
> This is probably not a good thing to be doing in the first place (I ran
> into this before realizing that GROUPS was a special variable):

Not only is GROUPS a special variable, assignments to it are disallowed.
Still, the shell shouldn't core dump when you try.  That will be fixed
in the next version, and I'll add a warning to let users know when they
try to do this.  Thanks for the report.


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