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Re: currently doable? Indirect notation used w/a hash

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: currently doable? Indirect notation used w/a hash
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 09:37:15 -0400
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On 6/10/13 5:43 AM, Linda Walsh wrote:

> What I found myself wanting was having several 'sets' of
> the same parameters of info.  so I could have
> multiple hashes or associative arrays,
> eth0=([ip]=  [mtu]=1500  [startmode]=auto)
> eth1=([ip]=  [mtu]=9000 [startmode]=onboot)
> Then wanted to be able to pass which interface to work on, into
> a function i.e. pass in 'eth0' or 'eth1'... etc.
> In the function, the parameter would be in a var maybe "IF".
> Now I want to access the value for IP for the current "IF" (IF holding
> eth0 or eth1 or some other InterFace name).

This is an excellent statement of the rationale for nameref variables,
which will be implemented in bash-4.3.


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