The local built-in prints or sets local variables.

Syntax

  • local [-rxX] [name[=value]…]

Description

The local built-in is equivalent to the typeset built-in except that the -f (--functions) and -g (--global) options cannot be used.

Notes

The local built-in is a semi-special built-in. In the POSIX standard, it is defined as a command with unspecified behavior.