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From: -pbh-
Subject: read-command
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 10:38:52 -0500

The bash read-command seems to be well and truly broken,
also in tcsh and pdksh for that matter. However, in zsh it
seems to be working.

An easy test is as follows:
echo "thank goodness its friday" | read a b; echo "a=$a, b=$b"

According to documentation (and all other read's I've come across), the result
should be:
        a=thank, b=goodness its friday

However, what comes out is:
        a=, b=

I have checked back to Redhat 5.2 - and it was still broken.
Also have downloaded and compiled the newest version from GNU -
it's still broken!!

Per Borg-Hansen
Petroleum Geo-Services US Inc

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