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Manage Bash shell options: variables (stored in $BASHOPTS) that control behavior specific to the Bash shell. Generic POSIX shell variables (stored in $SHELLOPTS) are managed with the set command instead. More information:

  • List of all settable options and whether they are set:


  • Set an option:

shopt -s {{option_name}}

  • Unset an option:

shopt -u {{option_name}}

  • Print a list of all options and their status formatted as runnable shopt commands:

shopt -p

  • Display help:

help shopt