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Re: Bug or feature: Why does Bash's "printf" define global variables?


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Bug or feature: Why does Bash's "printf" define global variables?
Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:12:29 +0200
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Tim Friske <address@hidden> writes:

> my assumption was that Bash's "printf" builtin implicitly defines a local
> variable when used inside a function like so:

Why?  A simple assignment doesn't either, and that's what printf does in
the end.

Andreas.

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