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patch #7818: Loop breaks when trying to write to a readonly variable

Submitted by:  Daniel Amthor <danam21>
Submitted on:  Fri 13 Jul 2012 12:53:04 PM UTC  
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Wont Do Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open

Fri 13 Jul 2012 12:53:04 PM UTC, original submission:  

In a construct like this:

readonly var
for num in 1 2 3 4 5
if [ $num -eq 3 ]
echo $num

the loop breaks in the third round, after trying to set the r/o variable. Particularly an issue, when looping the the scripts in profile.d, should a variable be set twice by accident or if the scripts are sourced again by a script.

Latest version accessible:
~/test > bash --version
GNU bash, version 4.2.24(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)
on Ubuntu Precise.

Daniel Amthor <danam21>


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