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Re: Claim `declare' as a special command in manual?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Claim `declare' as a special command in manual?
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2017 08:45:16 -0500
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On 11/7/17 11:20 PM, Clark Wang wrote:
> For now the `declare' command is under SHELL BUILTIN COMMANDS in the man
> page so people may think bash parses the command line parameters the same
> way as other built-in commands which is not true.

Only assignment statements, as described in the manual page:

"Assignment  statements  may  also  appear  as  arguments to the alias,
declare, typeset, export, readonly, and local builtin  commands
(declaration  commands)."

in the section describing how assignment statements are expanded.

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