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Linux in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition by Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever

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local

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                  local [options] [variable[=
                  value]] [variable2[=
                  value]] ...

Without arguments, print all local variables. Otherwise, create (and set, if specified) one or more local variables. See the declare built-in command for options. Must be used within a function.

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