SYNTAX local [option] name[=value]
For each argument, a local variable named name is created, and
The option can be any of the options accepted by declare.
can only be used within a function; it makes the variable name
have a visible scope restricted to that function and its children.
The return status is zero unless
local is used outside a function,
an invalid name is supplied, or name is a readonly variable.
This is a BASH shell builtin, to display your local syntax from the bash prompt type: help local
"A local shop for local people" ~ The League Of Gentlemen
Related linux commands:
declare - Declare variables and give them attributes.
env - Display, set, or remove environment variables.
export - Set an environment variable.
function - Define Function Macros.
readonly - Mark variables/functions as readonly.
set - Manipulate shell variables and functions.
Equivalent Windows commands: SET - Display, set, or remove environment variable.