Mark one or more variables or functions as read-only.
Syntax readonly [-apf] [name] ... Key -a Treat each name as an array variable. -p Print a list of all readonly names (This is the default) -f Mark shell functions corresponding to the names as read-only.
The given names are marked readonly and the values of these names can not be changed by subsequent assignment.
If the -f option is given, then functions corresponding to the names are so marked.
If no arguments are given, or if ‘-p’ is given, a list of all readonly names is printed.
The ‘-a’ option means to treat each name as an array variable.
An argument of ‘–‘ disables further option processing.
If a variable name is followed by =word, the value of the variable is set to word.
The return status is 0 unless an invalid option is encountered, one of the names is not a valid shell variable name, or -f is supplied with a name that is not a function.
This is a BASH shell builtin, to display your local syntax from the bash prompt type: help [r]eadonly
“The stupid neither forgive nor forget, the naive forgive and forget, the wise forgive but do not forget” ~ Thomas Szasz (The second sin)
Related linux commands:
chmod – Change access permissions
env – Display, set, or remove environment variables
export – Set an environment variable
function – Define Function Macros
hostname – Print or set system name
local – Create variables
printenv – Print environment variables
shift – Shift positional parameters
Equivalent PowerShell cmdlet: Set-Variable -option:ReadOnly