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get function's source

Terminal - get function's source
typeset -f <function name>; declare -f <function name>
2010-11-24 15:59:42
User: unefunge
get function's source

no need to reinvent the wheel.

Thanks to the OP for the "obsolete" hint. 'declare' may come in pretty handy on systems paranoid about "up-to-dateness"


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
source_print(){ set | sed -n "/^$1/,/^}$/p"; };
2010-11-24 15:55:34
User: glaudiston
Functions: sed set

useful if you want to get the source code of a in memory function

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thx, but...

help typeset

typeset: typeset [-afFirtx] [-p] name[=value] ...

Obsolete. See `declare'.

declare -f startx
Comment by glaudiston 308 weeks and 1 day ago

anyway is better than the my one ;)

Comment by glaudiston 308 weeks and 1 day ago

Quite possible, I think there were some rumours about 'typeset' going obsolete -- 2005 or earlier. But it's still here ;-)

Right now I'm using "GNU bash, version 4.1.7(1)-release (x86_64-suse-linux-gnu)" on OpenSUSE: no "obsolete" remarks in the manual.

Comment by unefunge 308 weeks and 1 day ago

Your point of view

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