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Re: bug: illegal function name?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: bug: illegal function name?
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2019 15:54:24 -0500
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On 1/20/19 10:26 AM, Andrey Butirsky wrote:
> Andreas, I know it will work with the '-f' flag.
> But for others function names, the '-f' unset flag is not required.
> Moreover, it seem confronts with Open Group Base Specification.

When posix mode is enabled, bash restricts function names to valid shell
identifiers. In default mode, it allows virtually any character except
NUL. (So you can create a function whose name contains a slash, but you'll
never be able to call it.)

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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