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Re: Documentation about destroying an array element


From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: Documentation about destroying an array element
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 09:18:28 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 12:37:01PM +0300, address@hidden wrote:
> https://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/html_node/Arrays.html tells
> "unset name[subscript] destroys the array element at index subscript."
> 
> But if there is a file named names, nameu ,nameb, namec, namer, namei, namep
> or namet in currenct directory, that does not work, unless globbing is
> disabled (set -o noglob).
> 
> So quoting should be stressed in the manual.
> 
> BASH_VERSION 4.4.20(1)-release

It actually *is* mentioned in the manual, in 4.4.  But that sentence was
removed in version 5.0 for some reason.

This issue was actually discussed in a help-bash thread recently:

https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-bash/2019-08/msg00013.html



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