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Re: Bash bug?



On Mon, 2005-09-26 at 14:42 -0700, BRUCE STANLEY wrote:
> Then this is a departure from original/standard System V
> behaviour. Again, all System V based Unixes I have programmed
> under did have this behaviour.
> 
> Anyone converting scritps (as I had to do) will run into
> this problem/behaviour.
> 
BTW,  On AIX when I tried using bash I had the same effect as I did on
Linux.  When I tried it with ksh the results were as you obviously
expected.  The subshell for the cat command was able to modify the
values of the variable in the parent.



> 
> 
> --- Tim Waugh <twaugh redhat com> wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 06:15:21AM -0700, BRUCE STANLEY wrote:
> > 
> > > This seems to be a Linux issue with the shells.
> > 
> > It is correct behaviour, and POSIX-compliant to boot.
> > 
> > Please see the bash FAQ, question E4.
> > 
> >   /usr/share/doc/bash-3.0/FAQ
> > 
> > Tim.
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