It is an error to use local when not within a function.
local [option] [name[=value] ...]
- For each argument, a local variable named name is created, and assigned value.
- The option can be any of the options accepted by declare.
When local is used within a function, it causes the variable name to have a visible scope restricted to that function and its children.
With no operands, local writes a list of local variables to the standard output.
It is an error to use local when not within a function. The return status is 0 unless local is used outside a function, an invalid name is supplied, or name is a readonly variable.
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