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Re: ${variable@A} does not work for associative arrays


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: ${variable@A} does not work for associative arrays
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 16:46:48 -0500
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On 2/19/20 3:05 PM, Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis wrote:
> BASH 5.0.16.
> 
> $ VAR1=aaa
> $ declare -a VAR2=(aaa)
> $ declare -A VAR3=([aaa]=aaa)
> $ declare -p VAR{1,2,3}
> declare -- VAR1="aaa"
> declare -a VAR2=([0]="aaa")
> declare -A VAR3=([aaa]="aaa" )
> $ echo "${VAR1@A}"
> VAR1='aaa'
> $ echo "${VAR2@A}"
> declare -a VAR2='aaa'
> $ echo "${VAR3@A}"

Referring to an array variable without a subscript is equivalent to
referencing element 0.

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



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