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Old 03-02-2012, 04:09 PM   #16
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export passes variables to subprocesses, but that doesn't help getting the data back to the parent:
$ export x=fish
$ echo $x
$ whoami | while :;do x=chips;break;done
$ echo $x
The problem is explained in detail here: I set variables in a loop that's in a pipeline. Why do they disappear after the loop terminates? Or, why can't I pipe data to read?

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bash, loop, management, package, variable

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