local

 

Get help on Linux local Command.

 

   Linux local command is use to define local variables on Linux system.  The Linux local command is one of bash shell built in command.  The command example below show how to get help on Linux local command using shell command, this help show information on how to use the Linux local command, the local command options and the arguments that can be use with Linux local command.

 

Get Linux local command help

 

  Execute help command and the name of Linux command that we want the help file, the example below we execute help command with -m option to get the help for local command using the manpage format.

local linux command

[linux@fedora11 ~]$ help -m local

NAME

    local - Define local variables.

 

SYNOPSIS

    local [option] name[=value] ...

 

DESCRIPTION

    Define local variables.

 

    Create a local variable called NAME, and give it VALUE.  OPTION can

    be any option accepted by `declare'.

 

    Local variables can only be used within a function; they are visible

    only to the function where they are defined and its children.

 

    Exit Status:

    Returns success unless an invalid option is supplied, an error occurs,

    or the shell is not executing a function.

 

SEE ALSO

    bash(1)

 

IMPLEMENTATION

    GNU bash, version 4.0.16(1)-release (i386-redhat-linux-gnu)

    Copyright (C) 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

    License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>

 

[linux@fedora11 ~]$

 

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