Importing environment variables
<<<< ^^^^^ >>>>

  •  The importing script must explicitly ask for import

  •  Context: Importing from spawned script

    myname="Richard Stallman"

    unset myname;
    ./; echo myname=$myname.
    . ./; echo myname=$myname.
    unset myname; echo myname=$myname.
    source ./; echo myname=$myname.
    <<<< ^^^^^ >>>>

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