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Re: rc.d/rndctl

On Tue, 04 Nov 2008, Robert Elz wrote:
>   | For normal commands, "VAR=value cmd args" sets the variable for the
>   | duration of the command and reinstates the old value afterwards, but
>   | for special built-in commands it sets the variable permanently.
> I certainly see where it says that, but IMO, that's insane

I agree.  It would make a lot more sense to me if both "VAR=value eval
cmd" and "VAR=value cmd" were to temporarily set VAR=value for the
duration of the command, and reinstate the old value of VAR afterwards.

> But I guess we just get to live with this nonsense for now...

I think so.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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