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On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 05:56:34PM -0400, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> On Sep 20, 3:27am, kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost (Robert Elz) wrote:
> -- Subject: Re: rc.d/network
> | Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 19:32:33 +0000 (UTC)
> | From: christos%astron.com@localhost (Christos Zoulas)
> | Message-ID: <gb0uoh$omi$1%ger.gmane.org@localhost>
> | | Why "IFS=';' eval set -- \$argslist" instead of "set -- $argslist"?
> | but then IFS needs to be explicitly set back to its old value afterwards,
> | with the IFS= prefix to eval (or just set) the shell takes care of that.
> Great! Thanks for clarifying. This is a neat trick :-)
Except, of course, as has been later discovered, the above 'trick'
doesn't work because the shell treats assigments on 'special builtin'
command as permanent.
FWIW bash appears to be broken here.
David Laight: david%l8s.co.uk@localhost
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