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June 25, 2017, 03:52

The `function` keyword is better skipped for increased portability. See the !function factoid on freenode/greybot

name () { ...; }

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July 05, 2018, 19:31

This. There are two different syntaxes for functions in bash, but they shouldn't be used together like you show.

http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/functions.html

You're right though that everybody does it... but that doesn't make it right.

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