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$ mySite="superuser"
$ readonly mySite
$ unset mySite
bash: unset: mySite: cannot unset: readonly variable

How can we delete mySite, as it is a readonly variable?

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You can't delete mySite. The whole point of the readonly command is to make it final and permanent (until the shell process terminates). If you need to change a variable, don't mark it readonly.

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