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patch #8733: let `declare -p -g FOO' generate global declarations

Submitter:  Colin Fraizer <cfraizer>
Submitted:  Sat 05 Sep 2015 07:38:12 AM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Wont Do Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open

Sat 05 Sep 2015 07:38:12 AM UTC, original submission:  

As I think is common, I use ``declare -p FOO > my_file'' in shell functions to persist variables (especially arrays and associative arrays) into files.

For modularity, I would like to use a shell function to load those persisted values when (if) they are needed with ``source my_file''. My problem is that, if FOO is a global variable, it is persisted as ``declare -a FOO...'', but I want it persisted as ``declare -a -g FOO'' so it will be visible in the global namespace of my shell after the function returns.

Colin Fraizer <cfraizer>


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