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Re: clone an associative array?

Marc Chantreux wrote:
> hello all,
> i don't know what i missed in 'parameters expansions' manual but i'm
> unable to clone an associative array :
> % typeset -A homemade
> % homemade=( tm myself c 2005 )
> % echo $homemade[tm]
> myself
> % typeset -A counterfeit
> % counterfeit=${homemade}

As it's a sort of array, you need braces.  However, you also need
to copy keys as well as values.  The syntax is:

typeset -A counterfeit

Make sure you don't have the option SH_WORD_SPLIT set.  (This is a
classic example of why it's a good idea to get used to doing without it.)

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