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Re: [Help-bash] Closure concept in bash

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: [Help-bash] Closure concept in bash
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 22:02:28 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Peng Yu wrote:
> Bob Proulx wrote:
> >              -a   Automatically mark variables and functions which are
> >                   modified or created for export to the environment
> >                   of subsequent commands.
> >
> > *I* never want that feature.  I have been known to rewrite code that
> > uses it.  But it seems like the feature you want.
> "set -a" at least makes the example code in the first email work. But
> the document for "-a" doesn't make sense to me. What does "mark" mean?

In this context "mark" is used as a verb meaning to annotate the
variable and add information to it.  Another expression would be to
flag the variable.  Or to tag the variable.


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