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Re: Is it normal for `bash -s foo` not to make 1=foo available from ~/.b


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Is it normal for `bash -s foo` not to make 1=foo available from ~/.bashrc?
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:52:09 -0400
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On 3/28/17 1:13 PM, Torka Noda wrote:

> Modifying positional parameters with `set --` isn't supposed to
> modify the shell's behavior live, anyway. The command line is
> already parsed and options already set. So Bash should always
> use the original arguments specified on the command line, to
> pass them to the possible commands fed to its stdin, regardless
> of whether position parameters which could be made available to
> Bash initialization files are modified.

This is not correct.  There is only one set of positional parameters
(putting aside shell functions for a second), and `set' can modify them.
Unless you mean something different that I do not see.

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