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Re: variable assignment in a script using globsubst

Vincent Stemen wrote:
> No, I "unsetopt globassign" to make sure, even though it did not show
> in the list of currently set options, but it still works from the
> command line.  I was trying to do it this way because the script I am
> working on is running in sh emulation mode and doing it as
> "files=/bin/c*" assigns it as a single string.  I ended up going ahead
> and changing the one function to zsh mode and doing it as a list to
> get around the problem, but I wonder if I have stumbled onto a bug
> here.

Do you have globsubst set?  In that case, files will be set to /bin/c*
but "echo $files" would expand the glob at that point.

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