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sr #109181: read sets variable on timeout, but should not

Submitter:  Kai Pöritz <latenite>
Submitted:  Wed 09 Nov 2016 03:34:43 PM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  4 - Important Status:  Wont Do
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Operating System:  GNU/Linux
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Wed 09 Nov 2016 03:34:43 PM UTC, original submission:  

When read is used with the -t option and nothing is entered an unset variable should remain unset but it is set:

$ unset var; read -t 0.5 var; declare -p var
declare -- var=""
$ unset var; read -t 0.5 var <<< ''; declare -p var
declare -- var=""

Kai Pöritz <latenite>


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