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Re: "$@" not available in rcfile, $ENV, $BASH_ENV...


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: "$@" not available in rcfile, $ENV, $BASH_ENV...
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2017 14:56:50 -0400
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On 9/10/17 11:11 AM, Stephane Chazelas wrote:
> When running bash as:
> 
> bash -s foo bar
> 
> "$@" is not available inside .bashrc. Same for $ENV (POSIX
> conformance issue?), $BASH_ENV, or ~/.bash_profile (with bash
> --login -s).
> 
> In the case of bash -c, that also affects $0.

Bash has always behaved like this, and it's not a Posix conformance
issue.  Is there a compelling reason to change it other than compatibility
with other shells?

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