In a Linux shell, there are two ways to create an array.

  1. declare -a array
  2. array=()

but when I check if an array is empty using

 if [ ${#array[@]} -eq 0 ]

when an array is created using the declare -a will have an error "unbound variabl".however, it works fine when using array=()

  • for me, both options works!! – msp9011 Dec 6 at 6:36
  • what is your bash version?when >=4.4,both is working. – focus zheng Dec 6 at 11:09

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